Now a well-established Manhattan gallerist, Jonathan LeVine continues to nod to his roots in the 1980s New York punk scene with his curatorial choices. Over the past 10 years, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has become a premier destination for high-caliber art with a countercultural aesthetic and the gallery (which is down divided into two locations) will celebrate a decade in business with “The Color and the Fury: 10 Years of Jonathan LeVine Gallery.”
The group show opens on February 21 and features many artists who have graced the pages of Hi-Fructose in print: Audrey Kawasaki (HF Vol. 25 cover artist), AJ Fosik (HF Vol. 18 cover artist), Brett Amory (featured in HF Vol. 20), DalEast, Gary Taxali (featured in HF Vol. 34, our current issue), Jeremy Geddes (featured in HF Vol. 15), Josh Agle, Parra (HF Vol. 24), Pose, and Tara McPherson (HF Collected Edition 3).
On the same evening at the same location on West 20th Street, Phil Hale will open his solo show, “Life Wants to Live.” The exhibition is filled with Richter-esque, suspenseful paintings of muddled figures rendered with dark, nearly-monochromatic pigments. In conjunction with these two shows, Japanese artist Haroshi (featured in HF Vol. 30) will present a new series of skateboard sculptures for his solo exhibition, “Still Pushing Despite the Odds,” at the gallery’s West 23rd Street space on February 19. With broken skate decks as his medium, Haroshi creates intricate, figurative sculptures with an impressive level of finesse. Get an early look at the three shows below.
Haroshi, “Still Pushing Despite the Odds”:
“The Color and the Fury: 10 Years of Jonathan LeVine Gallery”:
Phile Hale, “Life Wants to Live”: