Wednesday, January 13, 2010

iRECOMMEND ...DOZE GREEN :: New Work at Jonathan Levine Gallery, NYC

DOZE GREEN the revolutionary visionary is back with a whole new set of psychedelic works. Doze's body of new work includes a massive multilayered piece entitled Siddharta (right below) which continues to unfold the prophetic vision of his earlier Omega Bridge (you can check out that piece and listen to Doze's mixtape Rubicon Sun I featured earlier here). I had a chance to see the process as Siddharta was coming to life...total genius work that will leave you mesmerized while trying to decode all the hidden symbolic references embedded in it. Doze's signature Heru bird manifests as the center point of the wheel of dharma, the unmoved mover Siddharta, who is like the axis mundi sits in the middle holding the interdimension traveling light-vehicle, the merkaba, while the world is churning around him through cycles of human history. This is a dark but loving vision of the land whose sacredness is symbolized by ancient goddesses facing world-healing mystics as well as faceless sheeples, greed monsters and warmongers ...you can almost feel the wheel turning.

(you can ponder on the significance of the KuKluxKlan character holding James Brown's Sex Machine record...)

New works in the Project Room
Solo Exhibition


January 16th—February 13th, 2010
Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 16th, 7pm—9pm


NEW YORK, NY (January 2, 2009) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present a selection of new works by Doze Green in the gallery's Project Room.

Working in an array of mediums such as ink, gouache, metallic pigments, charcoal and collage, Green’s signature aesthetic creatively combines stylized letterforms and figurative abstraction with fluid continuous line work, resulting in an evolved approach to organic cubism.

Returning for what will be the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, this show will feature a new series of original mixed media works on canvas, watercolors on paper, and black and white contour line paintings on cardboard. The largest work featured in the show entitled Siddhartha, made it’s debut in December of 2009 during Chimera, an exhibition curated by David Hunt as part of the Scope-Miami International contemporary art fair. Siddartha is the companion piece to Green’s earlier Omega Bridge canvas, a collaborative painting created with the Brazilian street artist Fefe Talavera, which measured over thirteen and a half feet wide. The Omega Bridge piece was exhibited in Green’s 2008 solo exhibition N.O.O.N.—No One Observes Nibiru.

Green recently completed a set of two large-scale public murals commissioned by CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada. He named the project Crossroads of Humanity. The two murals, which contain multi-figure imagery, occupy the surfaces of 6 conjoined walls (3 walls each). Wrapping around several corners, the total combined wall distance measures 80 feet wide by 20 feet high, per mural.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For more information visit www.jonathanlevinegallery.com

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