Photos by G. Art by Brett Amory.
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.