Dylan Egon will be presenting new works at Jonathan LeVine Gallery this Spring in his second solo exhibition at the gallery. The opening reception will take place Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm with the exhibition continuing through May 3, 2014. The Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street in New York, New York.
Egon marries art, design, and a passion for American culture with a fresh take on contemporary pop art. This is evident in each creation that he produces. His respect for fine craftsmanship takes on a life of its own in his immaculately detailed art objects that merge pop culture, fashion, function and design.
American Holy Relics will feature painting, assemblage, and ready-made art that act as a commentary to what is “holy” in our present American culture. The body of work presented will serve as a visual mix tape, beckoning the viewer to become immersed in stories of both bygone and present era with unexpected lyrics along the way. Pieces will range from mixed media sculpture to sound installations exploring the dark side and beauty of American culture with a nod to legends of the past and the future of our environment.
Among the work presented will be a modern gold plated interpretation of Harley Davidson’s rare 1940’s speedway bike. This custom built statement piece is a commentary on what is good and bad about America and is fitted with a holster for both gun and whiskey with a real crow perched atop the handlebars and a modern drone warplane escort.
Target Moon includes white butterflies, matchsticks, pills, pencils and honeybees set against the background of a full moon, imploring viewers to consider the consequences of synthetic biotechnology and its disruption of nature’s natural rhythm.
Egon’s Lil’ Bastard, a brass plate study with over 3,000 hand driven nails, vividly recounts the untimely demise of one of the most truly worshiped American icons with the wreckage of James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder, splayed with stars, rattlesnakes, and other cultural references.
In addition to large assemblage artwork pieces, limited edition multiples of functional artwork will be released, including 14 silk-screened custom longboards featuring Egon’s iconic images and yardsticks that also serve as concealed straight swords. Additionally, collectibles that include limited edition signed prints will be released in tandem with the exhibition.
ABOUT THE SHOW + GALLERY
American Holy Relics will be opening Saturday, April 5, 2014 with an opening reception held from 6pm to 8pm at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street in New York, New York. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm. The work will be on display through May 3, 2014.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dylan Egon was born in New York City and raised by two classically trained fine artists. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Egon’s utilized mediums include thoroughly detailed collage pieces, works in assemblage, and sculpture. His professional resume is decorated with commissioned assemblage work for Elle Magazine, Chanel, Dior, Rolex and high-end fashion houses for use in advertising. His studies in Anthropology, Archeology, and Film have proved valuable in communicating the themes his artwork often explores. Themes have included commercialism versus artistic integrity and the social implications of misplaced perceptions of value, with references to pop culture and iconology. Egon’s work has found a place in public spaces, with his images emerging as popular street art wheat pasted around the world. In a review for The New York Times, Benjamin Genocchio referred to Egon’s work as “sites of cultural compression, fetishization and wonder.”
Egon’s art has been recently spotted in the background of television shows It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Broads.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011