Wendy visited the studio of New York painter Dean Levin, who is about to have his first solo show with Marianne Boesky Gallery. Dean comes to painting through architecture, which was his original field of study. He uses architectural syntax and strategies as his inspiration for tightly conceived, rigorous paintings that appear as Minimalist objects. Hallmarks of his style include computer- manipulated grids silkscreened onto mirror-finish steel panels, stained monochrome canvases that pivot into corners with a mirrored counterpart, and molded paintings made with poured plaster. The resulting works are hybrid objects that skirt the arena of design, and interact with intent on the spaces they inhabit.
Dean Levin, and Wendy’s reflection in a work in progress
Dean Levin and Adrian Turner (Marianne Boesky, Senior Director)