Recap Photos of Cruel Summer at Jonathan Levine Gallery curated by Roger Gastman

August 22 2014 . 08:48pm

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Summer is the season where new art gets discovered as many group shows pop up when most of the art industry goes on vacation before things pick up again in September. Jonathan LeVine Gallery worked with renowned curator Roger Gastman to bring together a bold grouping of graffiti & urban artists both old and new. Entitled Cruel Summer, this great exhibition showcased a new level of work from each artist. There was some familiar imagery, but the work comes off fresh to attendees who were clamoring for something new for their senses. Gastman has been working in the scene for decades and it showed as it seemed like every writer & artist in town was in attendance.

The large scale show was held at both gallery locations, which were needed for the battalion of fine artists involved including Ben Venom, Blade, Caleb Neelon, Cleon Peterson, Cope2, Dabs Myla, Eric Haze, Finok, Freedom, Horfe, HuskMitNavn, Mark Bode, Maya Hayuk, Mike Ballard (Cept), Mike Giant, Niagara, Pose, Revok, Rime, Risk, Sam Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Tim Conlon and Victor Reyes.

Photo credit: Joe Russo

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Roger Gastman and Jonathan LeVine | Cruel Summer video

August 13 2014 . 12:52am


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Season Opener! at Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco

August 22 2012 . 02:05am

Season Opener!
September 08, 2012 — October 06, 2012

Tim Diet, Aaron Noble, Daniel Albrigo, Interesni Kaski, Marissa Textor, Cody Hudson, Alex Lucas, Ken Davis, Mark Dean Veca, Erik Beltz, Mike Giant, Matt Leines, Patrick Martinez, KC Ortiz, Terry Powers, HuskMitNavn, Victor Reyes, Alfred Steiner, Justin Hager, Brett Amory, Mr. Kiji, Marcos LaFarga, Jon Fox.

Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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FULL DECK art show at the Bedford Gallery

June 25 2009 . 12:21am

Here’s a look at an upcoming art show that I’ll be participating in called FULL DECK, being held at the Bedford Gallery. Look at the line up! Artists include Mike Giant, Jeremy Fish, Mark Gonzales, Wes Humpston, Natas Kaupas, Amanda Lynn PLUS MANY MANY MORE!! I’ll be showing 6 new pieces (Mine is the Einstein on the Flyer) – 5 from the new POSITIVE MOVEMENT ALLIANCE (P.M.A.) collection of skateboards! P.M.A. is a Universal Lifestyle movement here to raise the consciousness of every community around the world.

The opening reception is Thursday, July 9th from 6:00-8:00 PM. The show itself runs from July 5-Sept 13. I hope to see you there!!! PEACE and POSITIVITY

-Chase Tafoya

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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