Jonathan LeVine Gallery presents "Friendly Fire" at Berman-Turner Projects in California
Group show featuring works by Ray Caesar, Jonathan Weiner, Dan Kennedy, and AJ Fosik
Opening reception - Saturday, October 14th
Berman-Turner Projects, CA
October 14, 2006
through November 11, 2006
New York, NY October 2006 – Friendly Fire: Four From The East, a group exhibition featuring works by Ray Caesar, AJ Fosik, Dan Kennedy and Jonathan Weiner, will be on view in at Berman / Turner Projects in Santa Monica, California, at Gallery C2 this October 14 through November 11th. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 14th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Friendly Fire: Four From The East, addresses the geographic accessibility of four artists at the forefront of an expanding contemporary art movement. Curated by Jonathan LeVine of Jonathan LeVine Gallery, the exhibition offers exposure for these artists to a West coast audience and gives collectors and fans an opportunity to view new works up-close and in person. Friendly Fire: Four From The East will be the first West coast group show featuring the four New York represented artists.
Caesar, Fosik, Kennedy and Weiner present individual themes, touching upon the mysterious, bizarre, and subconscious, foreboding threats and intricacies of the human psyche. The eclectic mix of artistic styles, seemingly clash in their juxtaposition and technique, yet create rich, overlapping narratives. Caesar’s mesmerizing digital renderings embody elements of childhood nostalgia, and mysteries of birth and rebirth—the core of art and creation. AJ Fosik presents folk art inspired sculptures and paintings representing images and iconography from past traditions, both real and fabricated. Kennedy’s pop culture icons in multi-layered construction illustrate the depths of the human collective unconscious. Weiner’s seductive characters amidst foreboding landscapes and peculiar domestic environments project elements of fear and anxiety.
These stunning visual presentations are windows into the artists’ fascination with the complex human condition. Through narrative, adventure, and fantasy, they entice the viewer and engage the imagination, inviting us to look beyond what meets the eye.
ABOUT BERMAN / TURNER PROJECTS
Berman / Turner Projects is collaboration between long established art galleries Robert Berman Gallery and William Turner Gallery. They combine resources to work on events such as the L.A. International and share many local artists as well as mounting international exhibitions. Berman / Turner Projects is located at the Bergamont Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, C2, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Exhibition will be located at C-2 Gallery. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 310.315.1937 or visit www.bermanturnerprojects.com.