Group Exhibition with Jenna Krypell, Francesco LoCastro, Kip Omolade and Peter Yuill
Curated by Jonathan LeVine
Parlor Gallery, 717 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ
Reception: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 6-10 p.m.
07/10/2021 – 08/15/2021
Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to present “Metamorphosis” a group exhibition curated by
Jonathan LeVine and featuring artists Jenna Krypell, Francesco LoCastro, Kip Omolade and Peter
Yuill at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ. The exhibition opens Saturday, July 10th with a public
reception, and runs through Sunday, August 15th.
Although quite divergent in their materials and practice, the artists and the work they create have
some surprising commonalities. Their shared periods of isolation amidst the global pandemic and
social and political upheaval, have manifested in powerful work. Metamorphosis represents the
culmination of a year of self-reflection, meditation and fantastic creative production.
Jenna Krypell is a sculptor and painter, based in Brooklyn, NY who creates two-dimensional wall
sculptures with the illusion of 3-dimensionality. Working in a wide range of color and scale, the
silhouettes of her abstract forms are contour-cut, further enhancing the op-art effect. The eye
perceives spatial depth by translating what appears to be advancing and receding forms, much like
how the mind perceives the present as a moment between the past and an undefined future.
Francesco LoCastro’s work “examines the underlying nodes that make up physical reality through the
use of historically grounding visual elements, reminiscent of Italian Futurism, 1980’s analog computer
graphics, “Finish Fetish”, and Art Deco color palettes.”
Kip Omolade is known for his ongoing series of hyper-realistic oil paintings. His process involves
creating a face mold of his subject, casting a resin sculpture and applying a chrome finish. The
resulting sculpture serves as a three-dimensional reference for the portrait. As an African American
artist, themes of racial justice and Black Identity are naturally present in his impactful imagery.
Working against the backdrop of a pandemic and social protest on a global scale, themes of
isolation and capitalism which were originally aesthetic choices, inadvertently took on new context.
Also working in deeply complex geometric abstraction is Peter Yuill, whose work is a combination
of highly technical and detailed ink drawing and painting on paper. The complexity of his process
evolved from his exploration of the philosophical and existential desire to understand the meaning
of existence. Yuill’s obsession with doing all the work by hand speaks to the deeply meditative and
spiritual connection he has with the process.
About The Gallery
Parlor Gallery is an artist-run and curated gallery located about an hour from NYC and
Philadelphia in the seaside community of Asbury Park, NJ. Directors Jill Ricci and Jenn
Hampton launched Parlor Gallery in 2009 to bring innovative exhibits featuring both emerging and
established artists, typically reserved for large urban areas, and present them within a welcoming,
inclusive space that supports artists and nurtures both novice and seasoned collectors alike.