Jonathan LeVine Gallery is getting ready to hold two solo shows both of which are to open on the 12th September 2009. The first is by D*Face titled ‘Ludovico Aversion Therapy / All Your Dreams Belong To Us’, a solo exhibition of new original works and multiples by the London-based street artist who is returning to the gallery for his debut solo show in the United States; in conjunction with a site-specific, street-level installation. Artist statement: “If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside of my mind, this body of work is it. A visual interpretation of lucid dreams—the replaying, disassembly and reconfiguring of images held in one’s mind… it’s as much ‘Exquisite Corpse’ as everyday Ludovico Aversion Therapy.”
The second show is by Marc Dean Veca titled ‘As Cold As They Come’, marking his second solo show at the gallery. This exhibition includes over 20 new ink and acrylic paintings—the largest of which measures seven feet wide and depicts a hot rod monster reminiscent of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Veca also presents Popeyeconography, a series featuring the beloved comic sailor Popeye, along with the full cast of accompanying characters from the classic strip. In addition to these subjects, Veca mines a variety of genres for his source material including renaissance art, contemporary art, advertising and film.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011.
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