Jonathan LeVine Gallery
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The Jonathan LeVine Gallery is a Manhattan based art gallery that focuses on exhibiting counterculture art based on illustration, comic books, graffiti, street and pop culture imagery.
From the website
We represent a mix of emerging and mid-career level artists with an emphasis on cultivating new talent and creating an environment where artists can further develop their work. Stylistic and ideological tendencies shared by our artists create a fluid continuity within our program. Dissatisfaction with the conventional definitions of art and art making, an attraction to alternative subcultures and the creative energy inspired by the Do it Yourself ethic acts as a common thread. The works produced are primarily figurative with a strong sense of narration - the artist as storyteller.
The DIY attitude has helped shape our gallery's commitment to offering our space as one that encourages exploration. Bridging the gap between exhibiting artwork in the gallery setting, and ephemerally on the street, the challenge often faced by street artists is how to translate their imagery into a "whitebox" environment from it's context within the urban landscape. At Jonathan LeVine Gallery, artists are given complete freedom to fill the space with large scale pieces and incorporate the gallery walls into their work through complex and inventive installations. Past exhibitions have included alternative spaces in DUMBO, Brooklyn and mural projects throughout the city.
Since 2005, the first year established in New York, Jonathan LeVine Gallery has participated in a number of International Art Fairs during Art Basel week in Miami and Armory Arts Week in New York, cultivating an audience of international collectors and increasing visibility in the fine art arena. Additionally, the gallery's program has expanded beyond its space in Chelsea, collaborating with International galleries in presenting work by represented artists to new audiences overseas, in cities such as: Rome, Paris, London and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The goal is added exposure while creating a visual dialogue and cross-cultural exchange of ideas within our global community.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery remains focused on maintaining its mission of community, and commitment to providing our artists with a nurturing arena for experimentation and discussion.