2. This Land Is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures
Collage at the entrance to the exhibit “This Land is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures”
The Jonathan LeVine Gallery currently has an exhibit of large-format paintings of many of our favorite places – some of them gone, but some still standing. The gallery walls are filled with the likes of The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Pyramid Club, Moshe’s Bakery, a painting of the Graffiti House, Katz Deli, CBGB and so many more in an exhibit aptly named This Land is Not For Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures. In his protest for the ones that disappeared, artist Brett Amory also installed a faux construction site underpass at the entrance to the gallery, to parody the constant sledgehammering of gentrification. In the center the gallery is a running video of the documentary “Captured”, the story of the Lower East Side legendary photographer Clayton Patterson – and a display of LES posters. This colorful ode to the Lower East Side we all love and remember will be on display through November 14. Located at 557 C West 23rd Street.
Artist Brett Amory solo exhibit at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery