Donovan Crosby and Jonathan Weiner: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
A Two Person Show
Opening reception - Saturday, March 19th,
March 19, 2005
through April 16, 2005
Donovan Crosby and Jonathan Weiner:
Finders Keepers Losers Weepers
On view March 19th - April 16, 2005
Opening reception: Saturday, March 19th, 2005 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Jonathan Levine Gallery is proud to present: “Finders Keepers Losers Weepers” paintings by Donovan Crosby and Jonathan Weiner. Both artists will be showing new oil and acrylic paintings.
Los Angeles artist Donovan Crosby’s use of acrylic paint on textured wood surfaces creates hauntingly, beautiful, and whimsical imagery. Her work explores themes of voodoo mysticism and fairy tale whimsy. By combining both appealing and often disturbing images, Crosby creates a new world in which we are allowed to visit.
Painter and illustrator, Jonathan Weiner employs the traditional tools and methods of oil painting to create a body of work that explores the state of man in the 21st century. Through allegory, surrealism, and stylization, his images confront significant themes facing contemporary society, such as rapid change, violence, alienation, morality and power. His subjects exist as worlds of their own at once making them timely, and timeless. These mysterious characters express a myriad of emotions; among them we find paranoia, malaise, and ennui. Weiner uses layers of symbolism, both conscious and sub-conscious, to construct somewhat ambiguous narratives that invite and challenge the viewer to be an active participant in the viewing experience. His images combine both portraiture and narrative alluding to his influences Velasquez, Carravaggio, and Sargent among others.