Friday, March 23, 2018

Sarah Robayo Sheridan | Les Levine: Transmedia 1964-1974

[Sarah Robayo Sheridan, editor]
Les Levine: Transmedia 1964-1974
Oakville, Canada: Oakville Galleries, 2018
188 pp., softcover
Edition size unknown

The catalogue for the touring exhibition of the same name launches tomorrow at Art Metropole, from 2 to 4 pm. Join curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan in conversation with Ihor Holubizky, and catch a rare opportunity to see Les Levine's video Express Doubt.

"For more than five decades, the work of Irish-American artist Les Levine has taken shape across a wide range of techniques, media and approaches. Born in Dublin, Levine immigrated to Toronto in 1957, where he enjoyed his first acclaim as an artist through solo exhibitions at the David Mirvish Gallery, Hart House, the Isaacs Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario. On his move to New York City in 1964, Levine's practice quickly proliferated; he would go on to become one of the most exhibited artists of his generation. This beautifully composed monograph surveys the first prolific decade of this highly influential artist's work and brings together a selection of Levine's key works from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. Working across, beyond, and through media, Levine would become known for developing new approaches to artmaking, establishing new categories such as camera art, disposable art, media sculpture, software art, body control systems, and what he would term Mott art. Constantly expanding the parameters of what could be understood as art, Levine's artworks addressed the conditions and experiences of a rapidly changing media landscape in ways that proved uniquely prescient of contemporary concerns and sensibilities."

- publisher's blurb

Art Metropole / 1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Saturday 24 March 2018, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

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