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Great feature in the NYTimes on Jonathan Levine Gallery

This past weekend, the New York Times did a fantastic write-up of the Jonathan Levine Gallery, who is celebrating their fifth anniversary.  The Gallery has always been a champion of illustration and shows the work of multiple Parsons Illustration alums and faculty members.  Here’s a snippet from the write-up:

For the current fifth-anniversary exhibition at his New York gallery Jonathan LeVine has filled it with works by 35 artists, most of whom he represents. The space is in Chelsea, but there’s no cerebral conceptualism, cool abstraction or painterly gesture on view.

Instead this work, variously labeled Lowbrow Art, Pop Surrealism and perhaps most accurately Pop Pluralism, is the skateboarding, graffiti-tagging, sometimes bratty and rebellious younger sibling of the art shown in most of the neighborhood’s locations. Still, the art in the Jonathan LeVine Gallery seems at home in Chelsea in a way it did not five years ago. After years on the fringes of the art world, “we’ve come to a turning point,” Mr. LeVine said recently. “The mainstream is embracing this work.”

Read the rest of the article here and also make sure to check out the great multi-media section featuring lots of images and commentary from Jonathan himself.  The Five Year Anniversary Group Exhibition is on view at Jonathan Levine through March 27th and includes works by Parsons Illustration alums Isabel Samaras, AJ Fosik, Andy Kehoe, and Parsons Illustration faculty Tara McPherson.

Congrats to Jonathan, his staff, and all the artists he represents!

Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011

HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm

[image by Andy Kehoe, “Passing Through the Forest Deep”]

Follow-up: Illustration/DWR/Emeco Reception


Garrett Pruter’s disco-reinvention of the chair

The reception last night for the collaboration between Noel Claro’s Beyond the Page class, Design Within Reach, and Emeco was a happening event.  Here are a few images.  You can see the whole collection (taken by Bradford Shellhammer) here!

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Frank Gehry’s Superlight chairs given new weight at DWR’s Chelsea Studio!

Paul Kim

Straight from the Design Within Reach newsletter and blog:

A semester-long collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design, Emeco and DWR culminates with the unveiling of reimagined Frank Gehry Superlight chairs at the Chelsea Studio reception. Parsons Illustration students were challenged to redesign Gehry’s 6.5 lbs. chair. We purposely left the instructions vague, so as not to limit the students’ ideas. We placed no restrictions on materials (we encouraged mixed media) or concepts (we challenged them to think about the usefulness of the chair, the human form, social conventions, style and culture). The designs are as diverse as the students who created them. You are invited to discuss the results with Parsons Illustration chair Steven Guarnaccia, Emeco representatives, DWR’s own Bradford Shellhammer and the student-creators themselves. Snacks and wine will be served.

Editor’s Note: Come out and support all the great Illustration students (and their fantastic instructor, Noel Claro) who worked on this!

Reimagining the Chair: A Parsons, Emeco and DWR Collaboration
Wednesday, December 10, 7-9pm
DWR West 14th Street Studio
408 West 14th Street
(between 9th and 10th Ave.)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212.242.9449

[illustration by Paul Kim]

Eddie del Rosario’s work in “Narrations” at Nancy Margolis Gallery

del rosario for margolis
“Contremps 1” study

Illustration adjunct faculty Eddie del Rosario has works featured in “Narrations,” an exhibition opening tonight, January 17th, at Nancy Margolis Gallery here in New York City. Here’s an excerpt from the gallery’s press release:

The Nancy Margolis Gallery is to exhibit works on paper by seven artists who create visual stories pulled from the subconscious, observations of reality, personal symbolism, and fictional fantasies. The simple materials, graphite, paint, and paper require little preparation for the artist to get started. The seven artists in Narrations are gifted draftsmen/women, and the work shows exacting concentration in spite of the spontaneous nature of the medium. Be they light and funny, dark and frightening, the outcome is carefully drafted minimalist drawings of quirky, strange, ambiguous scenes and figures.

Edward del Rosario, a Brooklyn based artist who received his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, is known for his paintings featuring miniature people engaging in full-size power struggles. Rosario’s work displays the absurd games people are willing to play to obtain and preserve power within cultural clashes. Del Rosario received a 2007 MacDowell Fellowship, and his work can be seen in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

If you are in the New York Area, make sure to stop by and see Eddie’s work, as well as all the other pieces on display.

January 17th – March 1st
Nancy Margolis Gallery
Tel: 212.242.3013
523 West 25th Street (between 10th Ave and 11th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm