Joshua Levine: Monumental

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Joshua Levine: Monumental

Locations change for each show. See below for more details.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
May 12th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012
Opening: May 12th, 2012 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

silverlake/echo park
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ShoeboxLA Presents

Joshua Levine: MONUMENTAL

Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 4-7pm

The Studio for Southern California History – Chinatown                               

818 N. Hill Street (between College & Alpine at the Best Western Plaza), Los Angeles, CA 90012

ShoeboxLA is pleased to present Joshua Levine: MONUMENTAL.  For this exhibition Levine creates a series of 12 sculptures that continue his investigation of genetic animal hybrids. These sculptures are presented on bases modeled after an iconic U.S. National Monument.  Monuments are typically used to mark or commemorate moments of historical importance or to celebrate cultural figures. Meant for public viewing, they are the truest form of “art for the masses”. Levine's trophies also magnify the exciting, dangerous and unknown path of cloning, genetics and synthetic biology and our continued quest for perfection, control and domination.

 Joshua Levine received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in sculpture from the University of Miami. Levine's work has been shown nationally and internationally and written about in several publications including ARTnews, art ltd., and Artillery Magazine. Originally from the East Coast, he currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Also on view at the Studio for Southern California History will be the Studio’s “LA Pinball,” a pinball machine designed after downtown Los Angeles with history and geography built into its layout. It was re-designed by the Studio in 2006 from a vintage Flash Gordon machine and it is FREE to play. The Studio for Southern California History seeks to critically chronicle Southern California history from a social and cultural perspective.

ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting. Founders Sophia Allison and Paul W. Evans provide an intimate space that challenges artists' and viewers' expectations of size and scale. Locations change for each show but the space remains the same.

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