Thursday, 10 August 2017

Delusional at Jonathan LeVine Projects




I have this drawing included in this show. Happy to be showing with Jonathan LeVine again!
Delusional:
Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist
Juried Group Exhibition
888 Newark Avenue | Suites 344 & 415
Jersey City, NJ 07306
August 9 — 26, 2017
                                        Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 9, 6—8pm                                       
JERSEY CITY, NJ (August 4, 2017) — Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to present Delusional: Jonathan LeVine’s Search for the Next Great Artist, in what will be the gallery’s first annual juried exhibition featuring work by the following artists:

Adam  Crawford  (Philadelphia),  Alê  Jordão  (Brazil),  Alyssa  B.  DeVille  (Pennsylvania), Anthony Freda (New York), Austin Parkhill (Alaska), Aya Kakeda (New York), Benjamin Nordsmark (New York), Caitlin McCormack (Pennsylvania), Charles V. Bennett (Tennesse), Choi Wong (the Netherlands), David Miller (New York), Diana Carolina Lopez (Mexico), Fiona Smyth (Canada), Garry Buckley (New Zealand), Helenbar (Brazil), Holly Matthews (Pennsylvania), Hyunjin Alex Park (New Jersey), Ian Cumberland (Ireland), Jennifer Gennari (New York), Jeremy Burks (Texas), Jim Salvati (California), Jim Woodring (Washington), Johnathan Reiner (Israel), Josh Tiessen (Canada), Julia Ibbini (United Arab Emirates), Julian Clavijo (Australia), Kirpy (Australia), Masha Gusova (Denmark), Merve Morkoc (Turkey), Nicci Sevier-Vuyk (Texas), Radoslaw Liwen (Scotland), Rick Newton (Florida), Risa Tochigi (New York), Ronald Gonzalez (New York), Stikman (Pennsylvania), Thomas John Carlson (New Jersey), Thomas Robert Meyers (New York), Trent Taft (New Jersey), Tyler Whitlock (North Carolina), Vittorio Ottaviani (New York), Will Kurtz (New York) and Win Wallace (Texas).

As a youth growing up in Trenton, New Jersey, Jonathan LeVine recognized the appeal of countercultural aesthetics, including comics, graffiti and tattoos. In 2001, after years of independently curating exhibitions at alternative venues, he decided to open a gallery specializing in these nascent art movements. Many people called him and this risky endeavor “delusional”, however, sixteen years later, he’s now the owner of one of the most well-known galleries in the world and has cultivated the careers of many renowned artists.

The gallery’s search for the next great artist began in spring 2017. An overwhelming number of submissions came in from artists based around the world, which made the selection process an extremely difficult task. The 42 artists selected for Delusional work in a variety of media, reflecting current trends in contemporary art and the eclectic stylistic mix the gallery is known for exhibiting. By providing an exhibition opportunity for these outstanding artists, the gallery hopes to bring new talent to the forefront and open doors for their future endeavors

Please join us at the opening reception on Wednesday, August 9th from 6-8 pm where first, second and third place winners will be announced, with the grand prize being a solo exhibition at the gallery. Thank you to all of the artists who submitted work for consideration.

ABOUT JONATHAN LEVINE PROJECTS
Jonathan Levine Projects is committed to new and cutting edge art. Our roots go back to 1995 when LeVine's life-long participation in punk and underground music grew into a curatorial experiment with the visual culture that surrounded him. In 2005, he opened Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City and had great success nurturing the careers of many celebrated artists. In 2017, the gallery relocated to Jersey City with a newfound focus on community and collaboration. The newly named Jonathan LeVine Projects is located within Mana Contemporary, a  leading  arts  organization  dedicated  to  celebrating the  creative  process.  We  aim  to  create engaging programs and partnerships beyond our gallery space, such as public murals and pop-up exhibitions. With an eye towards honoring and connecting with the history and context o f Post War art, Jonathan LeVine Projects explores the terrain of the high/low and everything in between.


888 Newark Avenue, suites 415 and 344 | Jersey City, NJ 07306 | www.jonathanlevineprojects.com

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Say "Hi" To The Sun with Jason McLean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday July 21, 2017
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition; SAY ‘HI’
TO THE SUN, featuring works by Jason McLean and Fiona Smyth.
The drawings of Jason McLean and Fiona Smyth are among the most influential in
Canada. The exhibition “Say ‘ Hi’ to the Sun” brings together their work for the first
time, and seeks to examine the differences and similarities in their practice. They are
known for translating lived experience into the stuff of colour, line, and form as a means
of catharsis, social resistance, and self-critique. Their worlds are written and recorded in
ink, yet they are also visibly entrenched in the rich tradition of cartoon illustration, zines,
and graphic art. On the one hand, McLean’s intricate drawings function as
autobiographical mind-maps that chart and investigate everyday realities ranging from
dinner plans and celebrity encounters to mental illness and economic hardship; on the
other hand, Smyth’s matchless approach utilizes figurative elements and linear narrative
to tell stories from her life and the social order, particularly those involving dystopic or
apocalyptic scenarios.
The artwork of Jason McLean and Fiona Smyth articulate a liminal state somewhere
between good and evil, negative and positive, life and death. “Say ‘Hi’ to the Sun” is a
deliberately whimsical title that speaks to the distinct character of their body of work —
the sun is a symbol of energy and, paradoxically, a dangerous entity hanging in the sky.
It references a fantastical conversation with worlds existing beyond our own, imaginary
dreamscapes steeped in reality but are executed with imagination. What we find are
records of experience and possible futures, little histories of the world in which we
share.
The exhibit will be on display at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, 20 Ava Rd. Brantford,
Ontario from Thursday July 27 to September 24, 2017.
Gala Reception will be held on Thursday July 27, 2017 at 7 pm. Admission to the
gallery and this event are free. All are welcome.
For more information about this exhibition and event, please call Glenhyrst Art Gallery
at 519-756-5932 or email info@glenhyrst.ca

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Intro To Drawing Comics at the AGO this July




 I'm teaching at the Art Gallery of Ontario this July. It's a four week workshop from July 5-26 for adults ages 16 and older.  Learn how to make comics!
https://ago.ca/learn/courses/intro-drawing-comics

Friday, 17 February 2017

CHEEZ 500

CHEEZ 500- began in 1992, published monthly for ten years in Exclaim Magazine, uploaded weekly through Artpost since 2009, now 500 drawings later!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

FIONA SMYTH CLOSING STUDIO SALE

 Say goodbye to Mirvish Village with these final sales in Fiona's studio. Paintings, drawings, zines, and prints available!
Sales Days:
Saturday, December 10th- 11:00 to 6:30
Saturday, December 17th- 11:00 to 6:30
Sunday, December 18th- 12:00 to 5:00
We accept credit cards.
Location: 608 Markham Street, second floor
Access:one flight of fire escape, and flight of stairs, bathroom on site


https://www.facebook.com/events/249258245491410/

Friday, 18 November 2016

Sex Is A Funny Word Wins The Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children's Non-Fiction


I'm proud to announce Cory Silverberg and I received the The Norma Fleck Award For Canadian Children's Non-Fiction at the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards!

http://bookcentre.ca/2016-ccbc-award-winners/
We were in great company with our fellow nominees, including Claudia Davila for the profoundly moving book Child Soldier.  Another friend Willow Dawson was nominated in three other categories, two for her beautiful book The Wolf-Birds.
 Congratulations to all the finalists!