Opening Night with James Jean & Kenichi Hoshine at Jonathan Levine GalleryJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009
James Jean’s “Kindling”
Kenichi Hoshine's “The Night Before”
Dual Solo Exhibitions
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
January 10th—February 7th, 2009
Jonathan LeVine Gallery was the spot to be for in New York for the openings of Kindling, the latest solo exhibition of new works by James Jean (shown above, left) and The Night Before, the solo exhibition featuring new works by Kenichi Hoshine (above right.)
As you can tell from the photo below (yep, that's Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon with Jean below) the opening evening attracted names large and small, all eager to get a first-hand glimpse of Jean and Hoshine's newest works.
Surprisingly, this was the very first solo show opportunity for both these incredibly talented artists, and they showed the world what they've been slaving away at for months and years in truly breathtakingly beautiful collections of work.
Jean's subtle yet suggestive themes of metamorphosis, mortality, and sexuality blend together seamlessly, bridging the gap between the real and imagined, creating a world we only wish we could actually inhabit.
Hoshine’s intimate glimpses of fragmented figures result in enigmatic images that are penetrating yet subjective in content, and his subtle aesthetic leaves much open for interpretation.
Enough about what we think though; take a look at more opening night photos (including quite a few of another one of our favorite artists, David Choe) from the Gallery below:
Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, and James Jean
James Jean: Close up of Abstracts in Installation
James Jean, Jonathan LeVine, and Kenichi Hoshine
Kenichi Hoshine: Untitled 8
Jonathan LeVine, David Choe, and Carlo McCormick
James Jean: Swan, Willow Horse, and Hide
Eric White and David Choe
Exhibiting artist Kenichi Hoshine with girlfriend Jiyeon Dew
Kenichi Hoshine: The Night Before
A full house on opening night
James signs his book for a fan
James Jean: Vanity, Ballad, and Fountain
Kenichi Hoshine: Untitled 9
Esao Andrews and David Choe
James Jean: Shattered
More on Kindling & The Night Before at www.jonathanlevinegallery.com