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.
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.
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