Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on May 21, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Juxtapoz 20 - Alex Gross

Juxtapoz 20 – Alex Gross

New York!  Head over to Jonathan Levine Gallery to celebrate 20 years of Juxtapoz Magazine with their exhibit Art Truancy.

Juxtapoz 20 - Mark Ryden

Juxtapoz 20 – Mark Ryden

The exhibit features so many of my favorite artists who’ve been featured on this site before and a few that are new to me.

Juxtapoz 20 - Brett Amory

Juxtapoz 20 – Brett Amory

The full lists of artists featured are:  Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Clayton Brothers,  Conor Harrington, Craola, Dennis McNett, Don Ed Hardy, Doze Green, Dr. Lakra, Faile, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Grotesk, Horkey, How & Nosm, James Jean,
James Marshall (Dalek), Jeff Soto, Jeremy Fish, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Agle (Shag), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Olek, Parra, Pushead, Revok, Richard Colman, Robert Williams, Ron English, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Scott Musgrove, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey,
Swoon, Tara McPherson, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, Todd James and Todd Schorr.  Whew!  What a lineup!

Juxtapoz 20 - Craola Simkins

Juxtapoz 20 – Craola Simkins

You can also see more photos on The Worley Gig.  (Link will open in a new window).

Juxtapoz 20 - Grotesk

Juxtapoz 20 – Grotesk

Art Truancy” is up through June 14, 2014 at two Levine spaces:  557C West 23rd Street and 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it!

Juxtapoz 20 - Jeremy Fish

Juxtapoz 20 – Jeremy Fish

Must See Art: “Twenty Four In New York” by Brett Amory at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Posted by The G on July 2, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Brett Amory.

Brett Amory

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.

Close up: Brett Amory

Close up: Brett Amory

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.

Brett Amory inside one of his paintings!

Brett Amory inside one of his paintings!

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.

Footage of the actual locations that inspired "Twenty Four In New York"

Footage of the actual locations that inspired “Twenty Four In New York”

“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!!!

LA – Save The Date: Reality Bites Art Show

Posted by The G on September 6, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo courtesy of Post No Bills.

Reality Bites
Reality Bites

Los Angeles!  Reserve September 15, 2011 for not just any old art show but for Morley’s first gallery show!  We’ve known Morley is bad ass for a long time and you can find out more about him by reading an interview he did with A2G earlier this year.  Now that you are caught up – here’s all the details:

 Borf, Brett Amory, Kelsey Brookes, Mark Jenkins, Morley, Ravi Zupa and Sage Vaughn are having a print release/web reception at Post No Bills in Venice Beach, California on September 15, 2011 from 7 to 10 pm.  The show will run through October 2. 2011.  Post No Bills is located at 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach. 

Brett Amory’s “Waiting 73” Print Available on

Posted by The G on August 4, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

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Brett Amory's "Waiting 73"

Art lovers!  Head over to 1xRun to get a very limited print of Brett Amory’s “Waiting 73” which is available now.  It will sell out quickly, so hurry!  Brett recently had an exhibit in New York called “Dark Light” and you can see pictures of it here.

“Dark Light” by Brett Amory

Posted by The G on July 1, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Brett Amory.

"Dark Light" by Brett Amory. Now showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York through July 30, 2011.

Head on over to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York to see two fantastic exhibits under one roof.  Dan Witz’ “Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise” is showing in Gallery 1.  In the second gallery is another great exhibit – “Dark Light” by Brett Amory.  His series of works called “Waiting” are based on photographs the artist has taken of ordinary city architecture and people who he sees on a daily basis but never speaks to. He feels especially drawn to individuals who look lost, lonely or awkward—those who don’t appear to fit in socially.


It’s hard to tell from these photos, but in addition to the darkness of the canvases, it appears as if beams of light are shining on the paintings.  I think they help to reveal the isolation of the subjects,  yet give the viewer hope that they will find the love and place in society that everyone so desperately craves.  The juxatposition of calm and isolation mixed with dark and light will have you thinking about the depth of these paintings long after you’ve left the gallery.


Don’t miss “Dark Light” by Brett Amory which is showing in conjunction with “Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise” by Dan Witz at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor). Both exhibits run until July 30, 2011.

I congratulated Brett Amory on a fantastic exhibit at the opening night reception and he was very cool.  You can see a photo from that moment after the jump.

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