Brett Amory
‘This Land is Not for Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures’

Okt 21, 2015

New York

Jonathan Levine Gallery is currently exhibiting their third Brett Amory show. ‘This Land is Not for Sale: Forgotten, Past and Foreseeable Futures’ is presenting a series of oil on canvas of accurate precision. The Californian-based artist depicts common and quotidian visions of big cities’ little corners.

Remembering the realist paintings of David Hockney, through his wandering characters, empty streets and neighborhood cafes, Amory delivers detailed streets views. Drug stores, candy shops, bars, kiosks, they all are represented with a meticulous accuracy that can, at first sight, mislead the viewer to think about it as a photograph. That socio-demographic feeling persists in all of the works that act as a documentary testimony of the appearance and disappearance of the 20th century urbanity.

Along with Amorys’ works, a documentary about the legendary photography Clayton Pattersonis on display in the gallery showing ‘other neighborhood marginalia.’

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Brett Amory, Cup & Saucer (Waiting #242), oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

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Brett Amory, Block Drugs (Waiting #246), oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Brett Amory

Jonathan Levine

October 15 – November 14, 2015

557C West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
USA

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