nyc art scene

a carefully curated calendar & cumulative catalog of new york city's most interesting art exhibitions and events. hand picked by Arthur Seen & Team

Opens Tomorrow, Aug 7, 7-9p:

10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013
 curated by Marc & Sara Schiller

Jonathan LeVine Gallery : Alternate Location : 525 W22nd St., NYC

celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their website, Wooster Collective, Marc and Sara Schiller have assembled an exhibition of works and installations by many of the artists that have been featured on their site, over 50 local and international artists including Bast, Crash, DALeast, Ben Eine, Faile, Shepard Fairey, How & Nosm, Paul Insect, WK Interact, Invader, Mark Jenkins, JR, Anthony Lister, Olek, Blek le Rat, Jordan Seiler, Skullphone, Judith Supine, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Miss Van, Vhils, Zevs and many more. - thru Aug 24

thru July 27:

Twenty-Four in New York
  Brett Amory

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th FL)

Amory’s work portrays abstracted studies of urban life through fragmented cityscapes and anonymous, isolated figures. The exhibition includes twelve paintings documenting different locations throughout the city, some iconic institutions and others of the sadly, rapidly disappearing variety. The artist will also create a site-specific installation around one of the paintings, which incorporates a magazine stand with architectural components.

just opened:“​Uphill Both Ways” Pose & RevokJonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th Floor)Pose’s works reference disparate sources—pop and comic art, skateboard and advertising graphics, collage, sign painting and graffiti. Painting portraits of the human condition, he re-appropriates the visual language of the street and overwhelming experience of consumer culture to convey a broad spectrum of emotions—pain, triumph, joy, fear, love and loss. The exhibition title Uphill Both Ways (inspired by late graffiti artist NEKST), relates to the battles Pose and Revok have faced personally with legal persecution and loss, as well as general themes of the human struggle… - thru July 27

just opened:

“​Uphill Both Ways
 Pose & Revok

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th Floor)

Pose’s works reference disparate sources—pop and comic art, skateboard and advertising graphics, collage, sign painting and graffiti. Painting portraits of the human condition, he re-appropriates the visual language of the street and overwhelming experience of consumer culture to convey a broad spectrum of emotions—pain, triumph, joy, fear, love and loss. The exhibition title Uphill Both Ways (inspired by late graffiti artist NEKST), relates to the battles Pose and Revok have faced personally with legal persecution and loss, as well as general themes of the human struggle… - thru July 27

Opens June 29:

Twenty-Four in New York
  Brett Amory

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th FL)

Amory’s work portrays abstracted studies of urban life through fragmented cityscapes and anonymous, isolated figures. The exhibition includes twelve paintings documenting different locations throughout the city, some iconic institutions and others of the sadly, rapidly disappearing variety. The artist will also create a site-specific installation around one of the paintings, which incorporates a magazine stand with architectural components. - thru July 27

Just Opened:

The End is Far
  Olek    

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th FL)
Tue-Sat, 11a-6p

a series of new works, a site-specific installation and live performance by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek, features new multi-layered crocheted sculptures and panels. With the addition of finely crocheted lace doilies, metallic gold ribbon and a new approach to typography, themes of freedom, justice, feminine power and strength are conveyed through subject matter such as boxing gloves, skulls, skeletons, sickles and horseshoes. Photo of Olek by Jonathan LeVine. - thru Mar 23

Opens Feb 1st, 7-9p: “Late Confessions” How & NosmJonathan LeVine *alternate location*, 557 W23rd St., NYCa series of works and installation by New York-based identical twin artists How & Nosm (Raoul and Davide Perre), in what will be their debut solo exhibition in New York. Reflecting on their shared past, How & Nosm paint dramatic, autobiographical works, rich in symbolism and an unusual combination of cultural references. Their densely layered compositions are reminiscent of Picasso’s Guernica, highlighting themes of war, desperation, pain and survival: blades and broken bottles pierce figures, dripping stark red streams of blood. Birds are recurring subjects, flying high to prevail triumphant and transcend labyrinths of dizzying disorder. - thru Feb 23

Opens Feb 1st, 7-9p:

Late Confessions
 How & Nosm

Jonathan LeVine *alternate location*, 557 W23rd St., NYC

a series of works and installation by New York-based identical twin artists How & Nosm (Raoul and Davide Perre), in what will be their debut solo exhibition in New York. Reflecting on their shared past, How & Nosm paint dramatic, autobiographical works, rich in symbolism and an unusual combination of cultural references. Their densely layered compositions are reminiscent of Picasso’s Guernica, highlighting themes of war, desperation, pain and survival: blades and broken bottles pierce figures, dripping stark red streams of blood. Birds are recurring subjects, flying high to prevail triumphant and transcend labyrinths of dizzying disorder. - thru Feb 23

continues thru Feb 9: 
“Portal”Aakash NihalaniJonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYCNihalani’s bold, flat shapes continue to evolve into complex multi-dimensional patterns, often producing intricate optical illusions that challenge the viewer’s relationship with their surrounding environment. The artist enjoys the interactive effect of his work in the gallery setting as well as on the street. His exhibitions often include site-specific installations created with tape, similar to his public interventions, which complement his paintings and freestanding sculptures.

continues thru Feb 9:


Portal
Aakash Nihalani

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC

Nihalani’s bold, flat shapes continue to evolve into complex multi-dimensional patterns, often producing intricate optical illusions that challenge the viewer’s relationship with their surrounding environment. The artist enjoys the interactive effect of his work in the gallery setting as well as on the street. His exhibitions often include site-specific installations created with tape, similar to his public interventions, which complement his paintings and freestanding sculptures.

(Source: nycartscene)

Recently Opened: “Virtual Reality” HaroshiJonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYCtues-sat 11a-6pJapanese artist Haroshi creates three-dimensional wooden sculptures with used skateboard decks as his primary medium. Themes in this exhibition include concepts familiar to any skater or artist such as: injury, recovery, obsession, perseverance, healing and growth. - thru Feb 9

Recently Opened:

Virtual Reality
 Haroshi

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC
tues-sat 11a-6p

Japanese artist Haroshi creates three-dimensional wooden sculptures with used skateboard decks as his primary medium. Themes in this exhibition include concepts familiar to any skater or artist such as: injury, recovery, obsession, perseverance, healing and growth. - thru Feb 9

Just Opened: “Portal” Aakash NihalaniJonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYCNihalani’s bold, flat shapes continue to evolve into complex multi-dimensional patterns, often producing intricate optical illusions that challenge the viewer’s relationship with their surrounding environment. The artist enjoys the interactive effect of his work in the gallery setting as well as on the street. His exhibitions often include site-specific installations created with tape, similar to his public interventions, which complement his paintings and freestanding sculptures. - thru Feb 9

Just Opened:

Portal
 Aakash Nihalani

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC

Nihalani’s bold, flat shapes continue to evolve into complex multi-dimensional patterns, often producing intricate optical illusions that challenge the viewer’s relationship with their surrounding environment. The artist enjoys the interactive effect of his work in the gallery setting as well as on the street. His exhibitions often include site-specific installations created with tape, similar to his public interventions, which complement his paintings and freestanding sculptures. - thru Feb 9

Opens Dec 1, 7-9p: “Powder of Light” DALeastJonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th Fl)in association with Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collectivea series of new works on canvas by Chinese-born, South Africa-based artist DALeast, in what will be his first solo exhibition in the United States. Works in Powder of Light combine acrylic, ink and spray paint on a background texture of tea-stained canvas. DALeast paints animal figures in his signature style using a swirling vortex of organic black lines with white highlights. He creates a ribbon-like effect to form sinuous creatures that vibrate with kinetic energy. Horses, eagles, camels and rams leap off the picture plane, their shadows trailing behind them. Some appear to unravel while others merge together or attack one other. The artist draws inspiration from dichotomies such as the material and spiritual world, human emotion and animal nature. - thru Dec 29

Opens Dec 1, 7-9p:

Powder of Light
 DALeast

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W20th St., NYC (9th Fl)
in association with Sara & Marc Schiller of Wooster Collective

a series of new works on canvas by Chinese-born, South Africa-based artist DALeast, in what will be his first solo exhibition in the United States. Works in Powder of Light combine acrylic, ink and spray paint on a background texture of tea-stained canvas. DALeast paints animal figures in his signature style using a swirling vortex of organic black lines with white highlights. He creates a ribbon-like effect to form sinuous creatures that vibrate with kinetic energy. Horses, eagles, camels and rams leap off the picture plane, their shadows trailing behind them. Some appear to unravel while others merge together or attack one other. The artist draws inspiration from dichotomies such as the material and spiritual world, human emotion and animal nature. - thru Dec 29