Tuesday, January 31, 2012

David X. Levine - Amy Winehouse Exhibition

Steven Zevitas Gallery

David X Levine | Installation of Drawings, color pencil on paper, various dimensions

David X. Levine: Amy Winehouse

January 20 - February 25, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 3, 5:30 pm
450 Harrison Avenue #47 | Boston, MA 02118
Boston – Steven Zevitas Gallery is pleased to present Amy Winehouse, an exhibition of new work by Boston-area native and New York-based artist, David X. Levine. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, January 20 through Saturday, February 25, 2012, with an opening reception Friday, February 3.
Over the past two years, Levine has focused his energy on producing large-scale works on paper. Amy Winehouse presents four such pieces - including a twelve and a half foot wide triptych - as well as an installation of smaller works that provide a lexicon of Levine’s current pictorial vocabulary. Colored pencil continues to be Levine’s medium of choice, and in the interest of allowing viewers to have a more immediate relationship with the work’s inherent tactility and facture, the decision was made to leave the show unframed.

Music has always been a strong source of inspiration for Levine, and he intends for his work to function with the same unmediated directness. Upon hearing of her death in July of last year, Levine made the decision that his next exhibition would be titled Amy Winehouse. In her music, Levine finds a “raw openness and an ability to corral it into a finished experience” that mirrors his own goals.

Levine’s work has been the focus of a number of one-man exhibitions, including shows at Tony Wight Gallery in Chicago, Dust Gallery in Las Vegas, and Eight Modern in Santa Fe. Group exhibitions include shows at Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York City and Cherry Martin in Los Angeles. This is Levine’s third solo exhibition at Steven Zevitas Gallery.
Click here for the review of Amy Winehouse on The Boston Globe by Cate McQuaid.
The artist will be present for an opening reception on Friday, February 3rd from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. You can also watch a time lapse video of Levine doing an installation of the 50 drawings he created for his show Amy Winehouse here.

For additional information, please contact Steven Zevitas at 617.778.5265 (ext. 22). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM – 5 PM.

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