Art World

Marianne Boesky Now Representing Dean Levin


Dean Levin, A Conversation Piece (Indigo & Red).
Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York © Dean Levin.

New York dealer Marianne Boesky, who has spaces in Chelsea, the Upper East Side, and on the Lower East Side, has taken on the artist Dean Levin. The 26-year-old, Johannesburg-born, New York-based artist is having a busy summer: His work is included in group shows this month at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, a two-person show with Oliver Perkins at Rob Barton, and he opens a solo show at Retrospective—Lower East Side dealer Joel Mesler and Chelsea gallerist Zach Feuer's upstate venture in Hudson, New York—on August 2. His work was included in a group exhibition at Los Angeles's Roberts & Tilton earlier this summer.

Levin graduated from Brooklyn's Pratt Institute in 2012 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and the work he's been creating since has a distinctly architecture tenor. His solo debut earlier this year at the Upper East Side's Robert Blumenthal Gallery consisted of a single artwork, a free-standing interactive sculpture consisting of a metal framework containing more than a dozen paintings.


Dean Levin, The Four Seasons (No.1) (2014).
Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York © Dean Levin.

Levin's works at Rob Barton are distinctly minimalist in style, consisting of a series of convex diptych paintings made by pouring plaster into the backs of the canvases. Pieces from the same series are included in "Pre-History to Post-Everything" at Sean Kelly.