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

Doze Green, Eric White, Kevin Cyr at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Posted by The G on May 21, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Doze Green, Eric White and Kevin Cyr, respectively.

Doze Green

Doze Green

New York!  Make sure you don’t miss a trio of great artists under one roof.  Jonathan LeVine in New York is showing not one but 3 exhibits through June 16, 2012.

First up is “Luminosity in the Dark Rift” by Doze Green (see photo above).  Fun fact about Doze Green: in the early 80’s he was one of the original b-boy members of the Rock Steady Crew.

Eric White

Eric White

In the center gallery is “Transmission” by Eric White.  The paintings reference films set in New York City as White reinterprets cinematic car sequences as a means of exploring film and dream narrative, metaphysics, psychological dysfunction and the limits of perception.

Kevin Cyr

Kevin Cyr

Last and certainly not least, in the 3rd gallery is “In Praise of Rust” by Kevin Cyr.  Cyr paints old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction.  For fans of graffiti and street art, you’ll see many familiar stickers and tags that Cyr has recreated in his paintings including the work of Neck Face (as pictured above).

Don’t miss this great exhibit featuring the works of Doze Green, Eric White and Kevin Cyr at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor) in New York.  These works are on display until June 16, 2012.

Dead Letter Playground at the Leo Kesting Gallery

Posted by The G on June 25, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Dead Letter Playground at the Leo Kesting Gallery in NYC. Now Through July 18, 2010

For those like myself who love street art, I’m here to tell you about an exhibit that is the motherlode of coolness!  The Leo Kesting Gallery in New York has a new exhibit called “Dead Letter Playground – A Collection of Contemporary Street Art” and it is amazing!  At the Leo Kesting Gallery, you will see works from Carolyn A’Hearn, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Dain, DickChicken, Doze Green, Elbowtoe, Elle, Ellis G, Faro, Gaia, Head Hoods, Imminent Disaster, Jen.Lu, Jordan Seiler, Know Hope, Laura Meyers, Lee Trice, Love Me, Matt Siren, Mister Never, Nicola Verlato, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Phil Lumbang, Shark Toof, Anthony Michael Sneed and Sweet Toof!

Love Me!

The names above might not sound familiar, but when you look through the exhibit, a bunch of light bulbs will go off in your head as you will have surely seen works by these artists on your travels around the city.  Even better news, as far as art goes, the works in this exhibit are extremely affordable.  I was so pleased to see works from Elbow Toe, Dick Chicken, Head Hoods, Gaia and Sweet Toof in an exhibit and I hope this is the beginning of a new trend because the stuff they make is fabulous!  It makes you think, it makes you laugh and it’s visually appealing.  What could be better?  The Leo Kesting Gallery is located at 812 Washington Street (at Gansevoort) and Summer gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11am until 7pm and Sunday 1-6pm, the gallery will be closed on Mondays until after the Labor Day weekend.  The exhibit runs through July 18, 2010 – so do not miss it!  For the non-New Yorkers, you can view the catalog here.

See some more coolness after the jump.

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