On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending the private viewing of D*Face’s debut U.S. solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Following the sneak preview we got from interviewing him and visiting his studio in London, it was hard to sit still and wait for the curtains to come up to enjoy the full body of work and installations. Opening alongside of Mark Dean Veca (more on that later), there were plenty of peers in attendance – Kaws, Stash, Eric Haze, to name a few. Some lucky guests were also treated to some special pop-corn treatsĂ‚Â compliments of D.
The body of work was reflective of the Clockwork Orange-esqe title, citing many of D’s famous anti-advertisement campaigns (AKA: Urban Interventions). The mediums included canvas, hand painted/silkscreen on wood, and even some gorgeous unique sculptures. One of the coolest set of works are the engraved “School Desks.” D*Face basically found a few vintage desks at a school and saved them from a tragic date with the resurfacing machine. He engraved each one of these stained oak school desks, which already had over six decades of “original graffiti, carvings and chewing gum” from generations past, since they had been around since the 1950’s. A very modern twist on some vintage medium. The show will be open until October 10th and definitely worth experiencing.
More after the jump.
Photos byĂ‚Â Joe Russo (AM-NY).