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Eight Modern is pleased to ann ounce its upcoming exhibition\, David X Levine: Drawings.

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In his last exhibition at Eight Modern in 2010\ , Levine presented work that paid tribute to the popular music and musician s that he loved. Levine’s most recent work flirts with the conventions of m inimalism. His rounded edges have been sharpened and new colors clash or fl ash in fluorescents.  However\, though the artist has embraced the rectangl e and the right angle\, his work has not lost its characteristic playfulnes s and sensuality.

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Levine’s medium is colored pencil on paper. Using Prismacolor colored pencils\, he builds up f orms and fields of profoundly saturated color with numberless pencil stroke s and buffing the surfaces to a smooth\, waxy finish. The Boston Globe note d that “The colors\, the nearly invisible pencil marks\, and the rhythms of the geometry add up to a brassy\, crisp\, albeit unsettling homage…Levine is rising to his task\, and he does it with color\, texture\, white space\, and an uneasy sense that order is coming undone.”

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While at first glance the manual precision and sleek surfaces of Levine’s drawings can appear almost machine-processed\, closer examinat ion betrays the marks of the artist’s hand and the idiosyncratic mind behin d the highly finished but intimately personal works. Most of the pieces in this show are named after artists who loom large in Levine’s consciousness and working life.

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“Most drawings in t his show are named after artists in my life who have affected me most deepl y\,” Levine says. “The titling\, as well as the work\, has been largely abo ut memorializing. And underneath that is love\, which I think is the number one essence running through all my work – at least I would like to think t hat was so.”

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Levine is originally fro m Boston and wrote poetry for a decade before entering the art world. He li ves and works in New York\, and has been exhibited regularly in both solo a nd group exhibitions throughout the United States over the past decade.

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