NEW YORK, NY (April 9, 2013) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Luminous Reverie, a series of new mixed media works on panel by Pittsburgh-based artist Andy Kehoe, in what will be his third solo exhibition at the gallery. Known for human-animal hybrid figures set in forested backgrounds, Kehoe’s recent works have evolved to include a new technique of painting his distinct imagery in oil and acrylic on multiple layers of resin. Incorporating this new medium has added illusions of shadow and dimension, altering spatial relationships from background to foreground and expanding the level of depth between subjects and their surrounding environment. In this exhibition, Kehoe introduces another new aspect to his process by adding elements sculpted with polymer clay—placing antlers, trees and other details within layers of poured resin and paint. This marks the first time the artist’s work will contain three-dimensional objects submerged within the flat surface of his two-dimensional tableaus. In one piece, painted shards of broken glass resemble an erupting volcano. Other scenes portray a moon-like island suspended in the sky and a giant gnarled tree possessing a gateway to an alternate dimension. In Kehoe’s words, “I’ve always loved creating little worlds within my work. One of my favorite aspects of these resin boxes is that they contain an almost tangible version of these enclosed little worlds of mine.” The show title Luminous Reverie, alludes to the idea of experiencing clarity of vision when lost in a daydream. It is also a reference to the radiant use of light throughout the imagery. There is a heightened ethereal quality to this body of work. Many of the figures are silhouetted, glowing and ghost-like or darkened, cast in shadow. Marbleized textures in the night skies are punctuated with stars and celestial bodies. Clouds, fogs and mists lend a sense of mystery to the atmosphere. Overall, the narratives have become more abstract, capturing moments in time as poetic fragments rather than full stories. Loaded with a greater sense of drama and emotion, the fantastical scenarios are pushed beyond the bounds of fantasy into a looser realm of the unimagined rather than the imagined.
PURGE began several months ago when in cleaning out the studio, I stumbled across a few abandoned paintings. Older unfinished works, I had intended to chuck them out, but had the idea to offer them in my online shop. They were snapped up immediately and people clamored for more. That seemed like some kind of sign. PURGE would be the lofty goal of tasking myself to finish as many of these unfinished older pieces as possible and offer them up for purchase at an affordable price.
The Clutter Gallery is delighted to announce "The Triplets of Clutterville," a three-person show featuring new works by Gary Ham, Haus of Boz, and Squink! Opening on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 with a reception from 6pm until 9pm, this exhibition will be available for viewing in-person until June 1st, 2013 and on www.cluttermagazine.com, where pieces from the show will be available for purchase.
The Force is strong with Nucleus as we present one of our biggest tribute exhibitions yet in honor of one of the largest franchises in entertainment history. Star Wars first took the world by storm in 1977 with its modern special effects and spellbinding costumes and set designs. More than 3 decades later, the saga remains close to the hearts of Star Wars devotees, while captivating an entirely new generation of fans. Nucleus welcomes a diverse group of talent to celebrate their favorite Star Wars characters and moments. Join us as our gallery is transformed into a galaxy far, far away with a collection of original works inspired by this saga in the stars.
Hero Complex Gallery is proud to announce our exhibition for May 3, 2013, "Righteous Rides...And the Dudes Who Drive Them!", a show focusing on prominent characters of fiction and their often creative ways of getting around. From skateboards to spaceships, anything that rolls, races, flies, or crashes can be counted in this high-throttled, tour de force that celebrates your favorite modes of transportation and the characters who drive them! Millennium Falcon, Akira, Steve McQueen, Aliens APC, Ferris Bueller, Pussywagon, Prometheus, James Bond, The Nautilus, NASA...basically anything you can think of that takes place in and around your favorite modes of moving from once place to another.
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