Photos by G. Art by Brett Amory.
New York! You simply must head over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out a new solo show by Brett Amory. The exhibit entitled “Twenty Four In New York,” is based on 24 New York scenes, and the manner in which Brett Amory picked his locations (which include Grand Central Station, The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Tom’s Restaurant on the Upper West Side, Bleeker Bob’s Record Store and Webster Hall in the West Village, Ray’s Candy Shop in the East Village, Chinatown in Manhattan, Main Street Flushing and the Iron Triangle in Queens, Coney Island in Brooklyn and the Williamsburg Bridge) is very interesting. He filmed 40 locations at various times of the day (and night) and also drew inspiration from objects he found at each locale. Those items are on display next to the paintings.
I am fortunate to see a lot of art and I am very generous in the amount of works I like. However, my list of ‘loves’ is much more selective. Brett Amory’s work is on my list of ‘loves.’ Every time I see his art, I am no longer in my body, but instead transported into another space and time. I feel a range of emotions when I view his work and I think the juxtaposition of loneliness and hope in his paintings is otherworldly.
It’s hard to tell from this photo (yet another reason to see this exhibit!), but Brett Amory created a New York newsstand and the counter area is one of his large paintings and is definitely a highlight in a great exhibit.
“Twenty Four In New York” by Brett Amory at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street 9th, Floor) in New York is showing until July 27, 2013 and should not be missed!!!