SOURCE: World of Art Showcase

World of Art Showcase

November 15, 2012 13:51 ET

As the Only Photography-Based Artist at the World of Art Showcase, Ira Goldstein Stands out With His 'Make Believe' Series -- Dynamic Works That Colorfully Fuse Female Models With Dramatic Land and Cityscapes

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - While the World of Art Showcase ( will bring together renowned artists from around the world, Ira Goldstein will distinguish himself from his fellow exhibitors in two important ways. Among scores of painters, sculptors and creators of other works, he is the only participating photography-based artist at this event -- a unique celebration of the visual arts at The Wynn Las Vegas December 20-22.

Goldstein will for the first time be exhibiting 40 images from his "Make Believe" series -- a multi-faceted project based on the merging of the images he has gathered from his years of traveling throughout the world with playful studio photographs of female models. The works range in size from 20"x30" to 36"x72". The catalog of personal photographs that he draws from range from dynamic landscapes to gritty urban images he has captured over the years on multiple visits to New York City.

Since he started shooting live models and creating these works in February 2011, his concepts and methods have been in constant flux as he continues to discover new directions with each session's fresh array of images.

While he's been working on this series for nearly two years, his journey to create these images via his evolving artistic sensibilities is based on years of observation, study, picture making and cataloguing. The power of his NYC-based work is all the more fascinating because of the vast amount of photographs Goldstein has taken over the years on travels throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America and even the North and South Poles.

Goldstein calls it the "Make Believe" series because in life, he believes, everyone makes believe at some point, taking on different roles in their parallel worlds. He stresses the importance of seeing the eyes and soul of the person.

Aside from the opportunity to meet and gain feedback from the participating artists, art collectors and investors who attend the World of Art Showcase, Goldstein is looking forward to being part of an event that, as he says, is designed to "turn artists into superstars."

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