Jonathan Levine Curates Show at Parlor Gallery

Jeremy Burk, Savage II

 

Normally, I would not consider an hour and a half drive to see a art show. Nor can remember the last time I liked – no loved – over 70 percent of the works in a show. But then most galleries don’t have curated shows by Jonathan Levine (yes, excluding his own). And the artist line-up doesn’t normally read like this:

JURIED 2013 exhibiting artists:

Tina Lugo, Tracy Deer, Percy Fortini-Wright, Jeremy Burks, Zoe Williams, Kyle Fisher, Lazarus Nazario, Sean Mahan, Hannah Yata, Jake Waldron, Darlene Foster, Andrea Heimer, Kyle Stewart, Susan Tumblety, Angel Perdomo, Bask, Andre Veloux, Owens, Dilek Baykara, Andy Dreamingwolf, & Alicia Martin.

This past Saturday was the opening night bash of the Juried 2013 show at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ. Levine picked artists whose works felt fresh, who at first glance most are pleasing to the eye mostly because they’re exquisitely detailed and seem like easy reads.  Till you realized they forced you to delve deeper, to realize a very layered sense of symbolism. Particularly with artists like, Jeremy Burks, Hannah Yata, Andrea Heimer & Kyle Fischer* (Best in Show) whose paintings were so bold and yet so innocently played their symbolism’s upon themes of perceptions, mythology and transformations of human nature. The show was most definitely not a waste of time, it was I dare say…exciting.

*Best in Show Artist, Kyle Fischer will be showing next with Paradigm Gallery + Studio. Show opens on February 28th, 2014.

Hannah Yata, "Throwing up the Children", oil on canvas

Hannah Yata, “Throwing up the Children”, oil on canvas

Andrea Heimer, "Josie McAllister had Sleepovers...", acrylic & pencil on panel

Andrea Heimer, “Josie McAllister had Sleepovers…”, acrylic & pencil on panel

Kyle Fisher, "Bloom", acrylic & graphite on birch

Kyle Fisher, “Bloom”, acrylic & graphite on birch

THINKSPACE BRINGS THEIR LATEST SHOW “LAX/PHL” TO PHILLY

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LA based contemporary art gallery Thinkspace will descend on Philadelphia this weekend with an arsenal of work by 40+ emerging artists from around the globe for their latest group show “LAX / PHL”.

Featuring an installation from Philly Artist, NoseGo and new works from:

Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell. Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Antony Clarkson, Brett Amory, Catherine Brooks, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Curiot, Dabs Myla, David Cooley, Dave MacDowell, Derek Gores, Drew Young, Elliot Brown, Erica Rose Levine, Erik Siador, Esao Andrews, Gaia, Ghostpatrol, Hans Haveron, Jacub Gagnon, Jason Thielke, Jeremy Hush, Jonathan Wayshak, Joram Roukes, Karla Ortiz, Kelly Vivanco, Kevin Peterson, Kikyz 1313, La Pandilla, Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Mari Inukai, Mary Iverson, Meggs, Michael Ramstead, NoseGo, Paul Romano, Pixel Pancho, Rod Luff, Sarah Joncas, Seamus Conley, Seth Armstrong, Shark Toof, Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer, Timothy Karpinski, Yosuke

Opening reception at starts on Saturday, May 11th 6-10PM – show runs until  Friday, June 21st.

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Gallery 309 / 309 Cherry Street (in Olde City) / Phila, PA  

*need a sneak peek to hold you over?