Two Cool Exhibits: Haroshi and Aakash Nihalani at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on January 13, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Haroshi and Aakash Nihalani, respectively.

Haroshi

Haroshi

The Jonathan Levine Gallery is doing what they do best, pairing two totally different types of artists under one roof for two great exhibits.  In this case, they are showing new works by Japanese artist Haroshi as well as new works by New York based artist Aakash Nihalani.

Aakash Nihalani.   Is that Gail Worley in the background?

Aakash Nihalani. Is that Gail Worley in the background?

Aakash Nihalani’s exhibit is entitled “Portal” and you may have seen his geometrically inclined work from the streets of the world.

Haroshi

Haroshi

In Haroshi’s exhibit “Virtual Reality,” the artist created wooden sculptures made out of skateboard decks!

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

Both of these exhibits are on display at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9E in Manhattan) through February 9, 2013.

As I tend to do when I go out, I met both artists and they were super cool.  You can see photos after the jump.

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Haroshi, Souther Salazar and Van Arno at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Posted by The G on April 25, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G. Art by Haroshi, Souther Salazar and Van Arno, respectively.

Haroshi - Future Primitive

Haroshi - Future Primitive

New York!  Head over to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery for not one but 3 great exhibits all housed under one roof.  First is “Future Primitive” by Tokyo-based artist Haroshi.  He reappropriated used skateboards to make sculptures and mosaics!  You can’t possibly see the detail in these photos, so I urge you to see these works of art in person.  From a moose head sculpture to a mosaic of video game hero Mario, you’ll definitely be wowed.  You can see more photos of Haroshi’s work on The Worley Gig.

Haroshi - Future Primitive 2

Haroshi - Future Primitive

In the second gallery, California-based Souther Salazar is presenting “You Come Too,” which are new works by the artist.  Salazar’s work transports the viewer into a whimsical world full of flying spacecrafts, hot-air balloons and lost cities inhabited by a variety of creatures such as dinosaurs and giant insects. He mixes media, adding layers of assemblage and storytelling to create his imaginative two and three-dimensional imagery.

Souther Salazar - You Come Too

Souther Salazar - You Come Too

Last, but not least, in gallery 3, Los Angeles based artist Van Arno, is showing new works in an exhibit entitled “The Minstrel Cycle.”   Arno draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including real and imagined historical events, the surprising true lives of entertainers, blues and hip-hop lyrics, multi-cultural folklore and Afro-Caribbean mysticism.

Van Arno - The Minstrel Cycle

Van Arno - The Minstrel Cycle

All three exhibits are showing at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York until May 14, 2011.  The Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it!

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