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.