Dan Witz, Dylan Egon, Artists Anonymous at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on April 15, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Dan Witz, Dylan Egon, Artists Anonymous, respectively.

Dan Witz - NY Hardcore

Dan Witz – NY Hardcore

Head over to two Jonathan Levine Galleries in New York to see three cool exhibits!  That’s a tongue-twister.  At the 529 West 20th Street (9th Floor) location, you can see “NY Hardcore” by Dan Witz, which features Dan Witz’ insanely realistic paintings from his mosh pit series.

Dan Witz - NY Hardcore

Dan Witz – NY Hardcore

Also on display is Dylan Egon’s “American Holy Relics.

Dylan Egon - American Holy Relics

Dylan Egon – American Holy Relics

Egon uses a variety of materials in his sculptures and he makes the viewer examine the relationship between art and commerce.

Dylan Egon - American Holy Relics

Dylan Egon – American Holy Relics

At Jonathan Levine’s new space at 557 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, a collective called Artists Anonymous have a show entitled “Old Game New,” and it’s a haven for selfies!

Artists Anonymous - Old Game New

Artists Anonymous – Old Game New

Let’s take a closer look…

Artists Anonymous - Old Game New

Artists Anonymous – Old Game New

Combining sculpture, painting and photography, Artists Anonymous’ work  involves an unusual technique of painting realistic subjects with inverted color values (as a negative image), then photographing the painting and reproducing it in reverse—resulting in a positive.

Artists Anonymous - Old Game New

Artists Anonymous – Old Game New

All 3 exhibits are on display until May 3, 2014.

10 Years of Wooster Collective at Jonathan Levine

Posted by The G on August 12, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Trustocorp

Trustocorp

If you are a fan of street art and are in the New York area, you must check out “10 Years of Wooster Collective” at Jonathan Levine Gallery.  Wooster Collective was at one time the go to site on the web to see street art from across the world and this exhibit celebrates the glory days.  Some of the participating artists include:  ABOVE, AIKO, Anthony Lister, Bast, Ben Eine, Blek le Rat, Bo130, Buffmonster, C215, Chris Stain, Cope2, Crash, D*Face,  DALeast, Dan Witz, Daniel Sparkes, Dark Cloud, ELBOW-TOE,  Eltono,  Faile,  Faith 47, Galo,  How & Nosm, Hyuro,  Invader, Jace, Jordan Seiler, JR, Kenny Scharf, Logan Hicks, Liu Bolin, Ludo, Mark Jenkins, Martha Cooper, Mcity, Michael De Feo, Microbo, Miss Van, Olek,  Paul Insect, Ron English, Skewville,  Skullphone,  Stikman,  Swoon,  The London Police, TrustoCorp, Vhils, Vinz, Will Barras, WK, xoooox and Zevs.

Skewville

Skewville

This exhibit is only up for a limited time (August 24, 2013 to be exact) so don’t miss this!  The gallery space is in a pop-up location – 525 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.

Liu Bolin, Kenny Scharf

Liu Bolin, Kenny Scharf

“Detournement” at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Posted by The G on August 14, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

God Loves Fags, God Loves Dykes by Mike Osterhout

Art is making a slow return to New York after being very slow this summer.  In that vein, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has a fresh new group exhibit which is a sign of the times (pun definitely intended) called “Detourement.”

Ron English

The artists featured in the show, which is curated by Carlo McCormack, are AIKO, Dan Witz, David Wojnarowicz (estate), Dylan Egon, EINE, Ilona Granet, Jack Pierson, John Law (Jack Napier), Leo Fitzpatrick, Mark Flood, Martin Wong (estate), Max Rippon (RIPO), Mike Osterhout, Posterboy, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Steve Powers (aka ESPO), TrustoCorp, Will Boone and Zevs.

Dan Witz

“Detournement: Signs of the Times” will be on exhibit through August 25, 2012 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor in Chelsea, NYC.

Zevs

You can see a bunch more photos on The Worley Gig!

“Dark Light” by Brett Amory

Posted by The G on July 1, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

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.

Waiting

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.

Waiting

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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“Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise” by Dan Witz

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Photos by G.  Art by Dan Witz.

"Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise" by Dan Witz. Now showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC through July 30, 2011

Over the past 10 years, Dan Witz has made a series of “Mosh Pit” paintings.  Inspired by his own musicianship as well as his numerous concert experiences, the paintings have never been shown together – until now!  “Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise” at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York collects the series and it’s fantastic.  Dan Witz’ paintings looks like photographs and when you see them in person, you cannot help but be amazed.  As someone that goes to a lot of concerts, I completely identify with the scenes that Witz has depicted.  At times, everyone in the crowd is dancing and having a good time, and some of the works show innocent bystanders getting swallowed up in a raucous crowd.

In addition to depictions of humans having a good time, there are also (wall sized) paintings of dog and rat mosh pits!  There are also several portraits of people texting (rather than paying attention to the on stage action), which is yet another accurate commentary of something that is unfortunately running rampant at concerts and pretty much everywhere else these days.  One can only hope that the guilty texter gets swallowed up in the mosh pit and is forced to snap back into reality.

In other Dan Witz news, his first monograph “In Plain View: 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise” is also available and it’s great!

Don’t miss “Mosh Pits, Human and Otherwise” by Dan Witz at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor), which is showing in conjunction with another great exhibit – “Dark Light” by Brett Amory (photos to come in a separate post, so please stay tuned).  Both exhibits run until July 30, 2011.

I spoke with Dan Witz at the opening reception and he confirmed that all the paintings are based on experiences he’s had.  The names of the paintings will often give clues as to what shows these wild scenes are taken from.  You can see a photo from my discussion with the artist after the jump.

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