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 our eye is a custom-built motorcycle inspired by a rare 1934 Harley Davidson speedway racer bike. Egon’s contemporary version is fully functional, brass-plated and fitted with holsters for both a gun and whiskey bottle. Check out a look below.
Update: Dylan Egon and Dan Witz will hold an artist talk 3pm Saturday, May 3rd at the 529 W 20th Street gallery location.
Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion.