Evan Levine

Primary Medium: Paint

Tags : painting

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Email: evanlevineart (at) gmail (dot) com

Website: http://evanlevineart.com

Artist Statement
Using hand-drawn forms I explore figure-ground relationships, color, repetition, shape, light and humor in painting. I assemble disparate elements and reconstruct them in a shallow space using layering and varying amounts of visual information.

I counteract my repetitive and mechanical tendencies through choosing colors and marks without a clear plan while allowing chances to for the piece to find its own logic. I change the composition several times by repainting, adding, and subtracting forms while leaving some of this history visible. I combine small acrylic panels to make the overall study and then repaint this on a single canvas.

My work relates to an interest in early video game imagery, the neo-geo 80's, and folk/outsider art. The hand-drawn forms are second nature to me do not differ much from the act of writing. Their linear quality relates to diagrams, maps, sign painting, and advertising. The color, flat patterns, and playful sensibility may be rooted in my intere

Selected Works


Opening - 2007 - acrylic on paper - 14x10 inches [price upon request]

acrylic painting on paper


Strip - 2007 - acrylic on paper - 14x10 inches [price upon request]

acrylic on paper


Artist Bio
Education
Yale University School of Art , New Haven, CT
Master of Fine Arts: Painting/Printmaking, 2008

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2006

Exhibitions:
One-Person and Two-Person Exhibitions
2010 Entanglements, Proposition Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Paintings 2006-2008, Art: Raw Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2011 Pick Two, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2011 Spring Round-Up, Proposition Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Salon Zurcher, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY
2010 Color, But No Apologies, Broadway Suites Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Mystical Figures, JMC Gallery, New York, NY
2010 From the Vault +1, Proposition Gallery and Broadway Suites, New York, NY
2010 Colossus: New York Art Page, Antagonist Art Movement, New York, NY
2010 Fountain Art Fair, TAB collective, New York, NY
2010 The Salon Series No. 2, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2010 New York Art Page, Taj Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Small Wonders, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2009 Pour Your Art Out Vol. 1, Seed Gallery, Newark, NJ
2009 Flatfile, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
2009 After Narrative, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2009 Instant Art History Immediately: The Fak'try, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Summer Art Bazaar, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale School Of Art, New Haven, CT
2008 Flatfile, Artspace, New Haven, CT
2007 Aqua Art Miami, Adam Baumgold Gallery, Miami, FL
2007 Group Exhibition, The Space, Hamden, CT
2007 Second Year MFA Exhibition, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2006 Incoming MFA Exhibition, Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2006 Senior Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

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