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Kai & Sunny

Twists & Turns

Solo Exhibition
May 12 - June 9, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, May 12 from 6 - 8 pm

Jonathan Levine Projects is pleased to present Twists & Turns, an exhibition of new work by Kai & Sunny in what will be their second solo show at the gallery.

This new body of work by the UK-based duo showcases their uniquely distinguishable compositions of archival ballpoint pen on paper, as well as acrylic paintings on primed aluminum panel.

Twists & Turns is comprised of two narratives; fluid deconstructed landscapes representing a calm isolation through reflection and contemplation, and hard-edged geometrics exuding energy and optimism. These parallel concepts are characterized by the duo’s hallmark precision line work, a slow methodic process of building individual thin lines upon each other creating tense kinetic compositions while a certain fragility remains. The works explores the relationship between color, shape and illusion. How the thin lines can change your perception of the shape ’twisting and turning’ you confusing the foreground and background and inviting you to float in-between the two. The tidal-like waves and intense sunbursts hint at environmental uncertainty but always hopeful of a brighter future through change.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Kai & Sunny collaborated with Element Skateboards on a series of new skate decks for which there will be an exclusive giveaway to the first 10 people who arrive at the opening reception.  The artists will also release a limited edition print that will be available for purchase on opening night.  Email info@jonathanlevineprojects.com for more details.

imageBrighter Days (detail)
imageSpectrum Vertical