SCOPE-MIAMI 2014 Booth B16
910 Ocean Drive | Miami Beach, FL 33139
December 3 – 7, 2014 | 11am – 8pm, daily
VIP/Press Preview: December 2, 2014 | 4pm – 8pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce its programming for SCOPE-Miami 2014 in booth B16 featuring works by Dan Witz and EVOL.
With a career spanning over thirty years, Dan Witz is known for his tromp l’oeil street interventions and extensive studio practice. Applying old master painting techniques to his works on canvas, the artist depicts hyper-realistic figurative imagery in portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Exhibited works include new paintings from his celebrated mosh pit series. In other works, the artist takes a departure from depicting scenes of hardcore shows and shifts his focus onto rave culture. The week of the fair a new print by Dan Witz will be released, available exclusively online through the gallery website.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dan Witz was born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Rhode Island School of Design from 1975-77 and came to New York in 1978 to attend Cooper Union, receiving a BFA in 1980. In 1982, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992 and 2000, he received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and in 1998 he received a fellowship from Public Art Fund. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Witz has been featured in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post and ARTINFO. In 2010, Ginko Press released In Plain View, a monograph documenting 30 years of Witz’s career of works created in the studio and on the street.
Evol’s multi-layered stencil paintings on used cardboard and scrap metal portray unpopulated cityscapes. Creating extremely convincing architectural illusions, the artist selects materials with a weathered appearance as his canvas to convey urban decay and remnants of a turbulent history. One of the exhibited works is based on a building in Eisenhüttenstadt, a city in East-Germany. On the façade, weathered fragments of an advertisement for a former state-owned insurance company reads, “versichert, gesichert” or “insured, safe.” As Evol states, “This state owned insurance company, as well as the state that ran it no longer exist. So nothing is safe."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Evol was born in 1972 in Heilbronn, Germany and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he received a degree in product design from HFG Schwäbisch. In 2010, Evol was nominated for the Premio Lissone Prize at Museo d’arte Contemporanea in Lissone, Italy and won the Arte Prize at Slick Art Fair in Paris, France. That same year his first solo exhibition took place in the German pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, such as The Center for Engraving and the Printed Image in Belgium, Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Pera Museum in Turkey. Evol has been featured in publications such as BBC, Harper’s Bazaar, The Independent, Interview Magazine and Paper Magazine.