Brett Armory & Dan Witz, Jonathan LeVine Gallery

July 2, 2011 § 2 Comments

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this was my favorite painting of his, and it was the smallest!

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these two pieces were huge, overwhelming a bit

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the amazing Dan Witz, talking to a guest about his painting

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the two bondage paintings were so well executed, bet they are sold

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he is so good at human expression…

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this is incredible subject matter

If you watch TV, read the paper, or spend more than 4 hours of your day online learning about art, then you should know about the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. It’s probably the most popular and full-of-hype galleries in Chelsea, NY. I have only been there one time before this and that was to see Jeff Soto. The show last night was a bit disappointing. I was expecting a lot more work overall, but the work that was there was so great. I had never seen Brett Armory’s work in person before and it was very impressive. I don’t really understand his process or technique, but the end result is appealing. I feel like the “younger”, “hip” crowd were gearing towards him being the star of the show. I will say I was drawn more to Dan Witz and all he had to offer. He seemed like a nice guy and was very interactive. His work was so strong, it was hard not to look at it more than once.

The Jonathan LeVine Gallery just seems so smothering. It is all white and metal and on the 9th floor. I feel like it has amazing work to show but the vibe is just not for me. I did have fun walking around in Chelsea though, as always, and always find new things. The gallery is booked until 2013 so if you are interested in hype and silent interaction about artwork that has been published in shiny magazines, you should check it out. ha! But no worries, because I went to another show last night, in Dumbo. Julia Rothman had her Drawn In book reception and mini-sketchbook show at the Powerhouse Bookstore. I just had to write another post for that one…

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