Photos: Beach Blanket Bingo A Summer Mixer

Juxtapoz // Friday, 07 Aug 2009
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Sure, this summer's been the pits in NYC—tons of rain and humidity—but that didn't stop Jonathan LeVine from sparking up these dog days with a huge group show and bash on Wednesday eve.

Casa LeVine broke out the inflatable tiki gods and palm trees and filled the coolers with some Pabst Blue Ribbon in celebration of "Beach Blanket Bingo," a 30+ artist exhibit featuring some of the biggest names in art and some amazing up and comers.

A good chunk of the creative types in the show came by on Wednesday for the opening mixer, including Natalia Fabia (who had the greatest punk bassist in the world, Jay Bentley, by her side), Adam Wallacavage (premiering a pair of adorable bunny and elephant chandeliers), and Dan Witz (showing a massive painting of an equally gigantic mosh pit).

The display of work ran the gamut of styles, including a set of stunning and creepy statues by the master of marionettes Scott Radke, Ron English's well endowed bovine woman, visual oddities by Turf One, and Fabia's voyeuristic paintings that seemed so photorealistic they even stumped this photographer from a few feet away.

There are so many great artists on display that the show is worth a second look. Luckily, you have most of the summer to visit. The show is on display through August 22.

For more information, visit www.jonathanlevinegallery.com

Text and photos by George Koroneos.
 


Scott Radke's creepy delight


Nicola Verlato


Meredith Dittmar gets air


Doze Green


Natalia Fabia hugs Adam Wallacavage


Korin Faught and Carlos Ramos


David Stoupakis and Andrew Ford


Adam Wallacavage


Joshua Liner and Martin Wittfooth


Jon Todd


Ian Kuali’i


Close look at Dan Witz's "Mosh Pit"


Rick Froberg (artist in the show) and Jonathan LeVine


Lori Zimmer and Nicholas Forker


Pabst on ice all night long (Steve Lew, hand model)


Ron Dominguez and Michael Mararian


Eric White (right) and friend take in the scene.


Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley and son.


Jonathan and Dan Witz


Andrew Ford, Elbow-Toe, and Mrs. Toe


Close look at Louie Cordero's Lead Brother Bust


Nuggies


7 O'clock Tiki Time


Nicholas Bowers (of Obey)


Logan Hicks and wife with Jonathan


Turf One and Elbow-Toe


Francesco LoCastro and Jonathan


Birthday girl Lori Zimmer gets a gift from Xiaoqing Ding


Warm embrace


Turf One's muse (neck tattoo not included)

 

 

 

 


 

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