curated by Roger Gastman
August 6—23, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
557C West 23rd Street: 6—8pm
529 West 20th Street: 7—9pm
NEW YORK, NY — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Cruel Summer, a group exhibition curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman.
“The summer of 1984 was awesome. The space shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage, Apple released the Macintosh personal computer, the Olympics rallied the world together and Karate Kid was the hit film featuring the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama. The song and its video of three gorgeous young women roaming the streets of New York City inspired this show.” — Roger Gastman
Cruel Summer will take place in both locations of Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street, in Chelsea) and feature works by over 20 artists, including:Ben Venom, Blade, Caleb Neelon, Cleon Peterson, Cope, Dabs Myla, Finok, Eric Haze, 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.
The Seventh Letter continues to bring culture to Fairfax Ave. and support artists with the new mural by DABS MYLA next to our flagship store and gallery located at 346 N. Fairfax Ave. Come check out the finished mural and pick up their new book and Spy Optics x Dabs Myla x TSL goggles available now at the store!
Photos By Jon Lake
For more info and updates on the artists visit: www.dabsmyla.com
DABS MYLA: MIDNIGHT FANTASY is an eye-poppingly vibrant monograph that takes you inside the world of Dabs Myla, a collaborative duo that spends every waking moment conjuring joy with a brush and a spray can, inspired by their life as a married couple, their perpetual travel around the world, and the beautiful pandemonium of everyday experience.
With an introduction by street art historian Roger Gastman and an essay by Amanda Erlanson, and featuring 122 color plates, including many vivid photographs spanning the book’s entire 22-inch spread.
This sumptuous volume showcases an impeccably curated selection of Dabs Myla’s paintings, art objects, gallery installations and murals. Each turn of the page brings a fresh evocation of the unique blend of passion, playfulness and virtuosity that distinguishes the work of Dabs Myla as unparalleled in its field.
Published by www.zeropluspublishing.com
Now available on site at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery
also online at TheSeventhLetter.com
To find out more about the artists visit www.dabsmyla.com
The Seventh Letter presents ‘Note To Self’, an exhibition of new works by Steel and Jurne.
Opening Reception July 19th 2014, 7 – 10 PM
July 19th – August 2nd 2014
The Seventh Letter
346 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036