"Based on Actual Events" Group Show @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 10, 2014
We have been exploring and researching a great deal of realism on the site over the past few years, noticing that the medium of hyperrealism, or photorealism as it gets labeled as well, is going through a very robust and interesting phase. Jonathan LeVine Gallery has curated a new exhibition, "Based on Actual Events," that brings together 4 artists we really enjoy, Alyssa Monks, Joel Rea, Diego Koi, and Eloy Morales, opening Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Jesse Hazelip's "Love Lock: Cycle of Violence" @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Street Art // Thursday, January 02, 2014
In preparation for his first solo exhibition in New York entitled “”Love Lock: Cycle of Violence,” Jesse Hazelip boldy acquired three tattoos on his eyebrows and the back of his forearms and head. Each of these tattoos corresponds with his exhibition that will explore themes of injustices within our legal system and underlying corruption in the prison industrial complex. For the opening reception, Hazelip will be occupying a replicated site-specific jail cell made of plexiglass that will be built to the size of a solitary confinement unit (six by nine feet). 

Opening: AJ Fosik "Against The Infinite" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This weekend we had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of AJ Fosik at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Against the Infinite, is the title of his impressive new series of works in this, his third solo show with the gallery. With only plywood and paint, Fosik creates totemic and three-dimensional pieces that seem like trying to get out of their reality to immediately enter another one. Their conflict lies right in between their physical and symbolic self... where they realize their mortality.

AJ Fosik "Against the Infinite" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 22, 2013
Once again, AJ Fosik's work just looks stunning and some of the most original fine art sculptures made today. Against the Infinite marks the third solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery for the Portland, Oregon based artist, and as the gallery notes, the new work explores themes of "mortality and invention with imagery such as skulls, exposed ribcages, tools and weaponry including sickles, swords, hammers and stakes."

Adam Wallacavage "Magic Mountain" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
The last of the 3 exhibitions we saw this past Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC was longtime Juxtapoz photography contributor and sculpture artist, Adam Wallacavage. Magic Mountain is a mixture of Wallacavage's now famed mixed media chandeliers and sculpture works, as well as the artist's first limited-edition multiple.

Masakatsu Sashie "Coacervate" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
While in NYC this weekend, we were introduced to Japanese artist Masakatsu Sashie, as he was in town for his debut solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Coacervate. Showcasing a series of paintings that depict a world in the not so distant future, the show is based around the them of coacervate—from Latin “to assemble together or cluster”...

Tara McPherson "Wandering Luminations" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
This past Saturday night in NYC, we headed over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out the openings of Tara McPherson, Adam Wallacavage, and Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie. First, we look at the new paintings of Tara McPherson, entitled Wandering Luminations, displayed brilliantly with subtle wall paintings and black backdrops. 

Blek le Rat "Ignorance is Bliss" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Ignorance is Bliss, a solo exhibition of new works by celebrated French stencil pioneer Blek le Rat in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery and his largest body of work, to date. In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery will be releasing a new print edition and the artist will be creating a public mural in New York City.

Last Days to See "10 Years of Wooster Collective" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Earlier this month, we made our way to NYC to see a special pop-up space hosted by Jonathan LeVine gallery to celebrate 10 Years of Wooster Collective. The opening brought out old friends, lots of artists, and many examples of just how far the Street Art genre has grown even in just under a decade. From Shepard Fairey to Faile, Space Invader to JR, ROA to Swoon, the curation by Marc and Sara Schiller help capture the spirit of one of the original pioneers of sharing Street Art across a web-based platform, helping turn a burgeoning art scene into an international following and kinship amongst artists and enthusiasts. 

Preview: 10 Years of Wooster Collective @ Jonathan LeVine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present 10 Years of Wooster Collective 2003—2013, a group exhibition curated by Marc & Sara Schiller, featuring works and site-specific installations by over fifty local and international artists in a temporary space located at: 525 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. In conjunction with the exhibition, a number of participating artists will create public murals at various locations in Brooklyn.
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