One of the summer exhibitions that we checked out recently was by Bronx-based graffiti artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Broken English this freshly minted body of work spanned traditional mediums such as canvas and paper, but also highlights Crash’s dexterity as a graffiti master as he worked his painterly street magic to redo a Mini Cooper in his signature style & visual language. This great exhibition will be up until July 26th, so if you’re in NYC, this is a must see. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. […]
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Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently christened its second space in Chelsea (located on the ground floor of 557 West 23rd Street) with a show by the collective Artist Anonymous. Entitled Old Game New, this exhibition contains new works new works and a site-specific installation by the collective based in London & Berlin. Using multimedia work, painting, sculpture and photography, AA is focused on taking the viewer deeper into Alice’s Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. AA’s unique process involves an unusual technique of painting realistic subjects with […]
Opening alongside Dan Witz (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was Jersey City based artist Dylan Egon. The show entitled American Holy Relics explores themes such as American values, biotechnology, conspicuous consumption, and the shifting line between art & commerce. Dylan marries art and design with an appreciation for American culture and craftsmanship. Many components that we’ve seen in our studio visit with Egon were on display. The exhibition includes mixed media works on panel, ready-made sculptures, sound installations and unique object creations. One in particular that caught […]
Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz recently opened a show consisting of a fresh series of paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled NY Hardcore, this exhibition featured a new body of work that utilized his skills of old master painting techniques depicting hyper-realistic subjects. We experienced a healthy mix of portraiture and his high-energy mosh pit paintings that have been long enjoyed. This long-standing series is inspired by his experience in the early 80s, performing in post-punk noise bands during the downtown NY scene. The mosh pit paintings […]
Fans of street art know the legend of French artist Blek Le Rat. The pioneer of stenciling has garnered praise from notable peers such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. We recently stopped by Jonathan LeVine Gallery to catch Blek’s latest exhibition entitled Ignorance is Bliss. This large show took over all three spaces in LeVine’s gallery and featured canvased works and a golden sculpture of his interpretation of Michelangelo’s David. Discuss Blek Le Rat here.
The Wooster Collective recently celebrated their 10th anniversary of existence with a massive show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This robust exhibition was a celebration of street art & graffiti and included a veritable who’s who of the scene. Notable artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, Faile, JR, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Bast, Blek le Rat, Crash, Paul Insect, Judith Supine (seen above), Miss Van, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Vhils, WK Interact, Zevs, How & Nosm, Aakashi Nihilani, DALeast, Skullphone, Cope2, and more were […]
MSK members Pose and Revok (pictured above with gallerist Levine) recently visited New York City and immediately made their mark by being the current artists to work on the highly visible Bowery & Houston Mural (here & here). They also came into town to premiere respective new bodies of work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The tandem exhibition (curated by Roger Gastman) was a breath of fresh air from the graffiti-based fine artists. Entitled Uphill Both Ways, the show’s name was inspired by the late graffiti artist & […]
Italian artist Marco Mazzoni recently crossed the pond to exhibit at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Animanera (Italian for “black soul”), this show explores the dark themes of social ailments currently plaguing his home country of Italy. Utilizing his signature style of combining organic shapes & textures with chiaroscuro contrasts in light and shadow, Marco created ten works of amazing color pencil works that balances portrait and still life. Check out the detailed goodness below. Discuss Marco Mazzoni here.
Opening alongside of Andy Kehoe (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery is his peer Souther Salazar. The exhibition, titled Souvenirs, is a look at Salazar’s artistic version of the Trading Tortoise project. Utilizing a selection of media and ranging from new paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations, Souther reflects on the journey with his wife Monica Choy. The two recently collaborated in a tortoise-shaped trading post where fans from over 30 different cities around the US to interacted and traded objects. Check out the cool show below. Discuss Souther […]
Andy Kehoe recently returned to New York for his third solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Luminous Reverie, this show explores the idea of experiencing a lucid moment while drifting along in a daydream. We enjoyed the works, which continued the new direction that he premiered during a show in Los Angeles last year (covered). Again, Kehoe explores the technique of painting layers upon layers of resin and creating a natural 3-D visual element for the viewers to enjoy. This show will be up until […]