Jonathan LeVine Gallery at PULSE-Miami. The Ice Palace, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL. DECEMBER 5—8, 2013
NEW YORK, NY (November 12, 2013) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce its program for PULSE-Miami 2013, a group presentation in Booth C301, featuring selected works by five artists: Alex Gross, Ashley Wood, Jeremy Geddes, Kevin Cyr andMasakatsu Sashie.
Four new canvases by Alex Gross are included with thirty cabinet cards. Gross’ ongoing series of cabinet cards are painted on antique Victorian photographs dating from the 1880s—early 1900s. Using oils, acrylics and collage, Gross re-imagines each of these portrait subjects in a new form, referencing various pop culture icons and classic characters from comic books, television and film.
Two expressionistic works by Ashley Wood present an interesting juxtaposition beside the meticulously detailed hyper-realistic imagery in three works by fellow Australian artistJeremy Geddes. Contrasting aesthetics in complimentary hues—Wood’s abstract landscapes and Geddes’ suspended figures are all painted with multiple layers of oil and glazes in a muted color palette.
Four original works and an edition of hand-painted multiples by Kevin Cyr, from the artist’s ongoing series of vehicle portraits, document vans and commercial trucks covered in graffiti, rust, dents and other marks of distinction. He removes his photo-realistic subjects from the urban landscape, isolating them in flat, solid-colored backgrounds.
Four canvases by Masakatsu Sashie feature the artist’s unique imagery, typically involving a large, orb-shaped amalgam of manmade objects suspended over a desolate, foggy cityscape or landfill.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alex Gross was born in 1968 in Roslyn, New York. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. In 1990, he received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 2007, Gross’ work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. He has received the Artist Fellowship from the Japan Foundation and several faculty grants from Art Center College of Design. In 2007, Chronicle Books published The Art of Alex Gross. In 2010, Gingko Press published his second monograph,Discrepancies, and a book of his cabinet cards in 2012 called Now and Then.
Ashley Wood was born in 1971 and is currently based in Perth, Australia. An award winning artist and illustrator, he is highly regarded for his work in a variety of mediums, including oil and acrylic paintings and sculpture.
Jeremy Geddes was born in 1974 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is currently based in Melbourne Australia. He Studied painting at The University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts, receiving a BFA in 1995 and MFA in 1997.
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada and grew up in Madawaska, Maine. In 2000, he received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in New York. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums, internationally. His work is included in the permanent collections of La Fondation d’Art Oxylane in Lille, France and the West Collection in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Cyr’s work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Nylon Magazine.
Masakatsu Sashie was born in 1974 in Kanazawa, Japan where he currently resides. Kanazawa is a city known for rich cultural traditions in arts and crafts. In 2000, Sashie received an MFA from Kanazawa College of Art. His work has been exhibited throughout Asia and the United States including art fairs such as The Armory Show in New York and Art Hong Kong. In 2012, his work was included the Giant Robot Biennale 3 exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California.
ABOUT JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is committed to new and cutting edge art. Our roots go back to 1995, when Jonathan’s life-long participation in punk and underground music grew into a curatorial experiment with the visual culture that surrounded him. We moved to Chelsea in 2005, with an eye towards honoring and connecting with the history and context of Post War art. We contribute to the dialogue by challenging the conventions of the canon – exploring the terrain of the high/low and everything in between. Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011. For further information, please visit: www.jonathanlevinegallery.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 212-243-3822.