Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hit up the beach in NYC

A new art show that's like a trip to the beach, without the sand in your shoes.

Group art shows are a bit like spending a day at the ocean, since with both you see a real mix of pieces.

Which, in the case of Beach Blanket Bingo, is a good thing. The new exhibit at New York City’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery is a pastiche of styles, all inspired by the warm weather. From the artists, who range from the Phoenix-born Korin Faught to the Italian Nicola Verlato, to the pieces, which go from the origami wall mounts by AJ Fosik to the Alice in Wonderland-inspired chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, there’s something for everyone.

While there won’t be any lifeguard sightings or shouldn’t-be-nude sunbathers at the gallery, which runs through August 22, there are several pieces that will get your heart going; among our favorites are the dirty hipster portraits by Natalia Fabia, the sweet retro-girl paintings by Korin Faught, and the in-your-face graphic illustrations by street artist Cleon Peterson.

And though we expect the group show—one of the few taking place while the rest of Chelsea takes a vacation at the end of the summer—to be packed, checking it out might just might have you working up enough of a sweat to inspire an actual trip to the beach. Or, at the very least, to get you pulling out those oil paints again.

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via: NYLON