Newark Mural Project

July 16, 2014 -





NEWARK MURALS by POSE and DABS MYLA

Presented by Jonathan LeVine Gallery

NEW YORK, NY (July 9, 2014) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is proud to present a public mural project in downtown Newark, NJ with support from Liquitex and Winsor & Newton, in association with Hanini Group and Dubrow Management. Australian-born, Los Angeles-based duo Dabs Myla will collaboratively create their mural from July 26—31, and from August 2—5, Chicago-based artist Pose will paint a wall nearby (locations to be announced). Works by these artists will be included in Cruel Summer, a group exhibition curated by Roger Gastman, which will run from August 6—23, 2014 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York.

“My gallery is in NYC but I live in NJ. This is my home. I was born and raised here. I love New Jersey. Like much of the state, the city of Newark has an incredible history and I’m very excited to get involved with its revitalization. These two murals will be the first of many for locals and visitors to enjoy for years to come. I hope the attention this project receives will shine a light on Newark’s growing cultural community, of which I’m very proud to be a part of.” — Jonathan LeVine   

“Art brings communities together. As a company dedicated to supporting artists and their creative pursuits, the Liquitex and Winsor & Newton brands are thrilled to partner with Jonathan LeVine Gallery and Hanini Group to help bring this project to fruition,” commented Renée Hile, Vice President of Marketing at Liquitex and Winsor & Newton. “As a New Jersey-based company we are fortunate to be able to support a project of this scope in our own backyard. We look forward to working with world-renowned artists and a gallerist like Mr. LeVine to support Newark’s downtown revitalization.”

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Dabs Myla are a married couple who work collaboratively as an artistic duo. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, they are currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Dabs started painting graffiti in 1995 and taught Myla the ropes of writing in 2004 when they met studying illustration. Their work has been exhibited in New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, London and Melbourne. Pose (Jordan Nickel) was born in 1980 in Evanston, Illinois, and is currently based in Chicago. He began practicing graffiti in 1992 and received a painting degree from Kansas City Art Institute in 2004. His studio work is strongly informed by his graffiti experience and his immersion in traditional sign painting. Pose is a member of The Seventh Letter, an acclaimed West Coast artist collective and Mad Society Kings (MSK), a world-renowned graffiti crew. He has painted murals all over the world.
 
ABOUT THE SPONSORS

Since pioneering acrylic paint in the 1950s, Liquitex continues to innovate. Artists can experiment, con­fident in the knowledge that all Liquitex Professional products have been developed with maximum compatibility and versatility in mind. Uniquely intermixable, Liquitex tube colors, paint markers, spray paint and ink may be layered, or worked wet into wet with mediums for limitless effects. With colors that match across ranges, Liquitex allows you to use your favorite palette whatever your choice of medium. Liquitex uses only the highest artist grade pigments to ensure maximum Lightfastness and permanence for artwork that will stand the test of time. Winsor & Newton has always been core to the world of art materials. The company proudly maintains a pledge of manufacturing “The World’s Finest Artist’ Materials.” This is as true now as it was when the company was founded in 1832, and it takes its relationship with the artist very seriously.  Founders Henry Newton and William Winsor were involved with the leading artists of their time and to this day, the company strives to keep up with the latest developments in the art world and takes an active interest in what artists say.  Winsor & Newton has built its reputation on the quality and reliability of its products, combined with continual product development, improvement and innovation. However, while keeping true to the principles laid down by William Winsor and Henry Newton in the 1800s, the company actively embraces new ideas, new technologies and searches the world for the best raw materials available.

ABOUT THE PROPERTIES

Founded in 1986, Dubrow Management has always taken special interest in the distressed neighborhoods of urban New Jersey. When company founder and first generation immigrant, David Dubrow settled in New Jersey in the late 1970s he immediately felt a connection to the dispirited communities of Newark and committed his livelihood to restoring their former vitality. Hanini Group celebrates the historical value of urban environments while offering modern amenities to its residents. The firm has a unique blend of vision and practicality that brings a fresh perspective to Newark’s emerging development, staying ahead of the curve in the latest green building practices. Hanini’s restoration and rehabilitation projects bring loft-style living to the forefront of Newark’s residential market.

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