• 2.28.11

    Gary Baseman Exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

    Gary Baseman will exhibit his first solo show in New York City in six years at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, starting this week. "Walking Through Walls", Baseman's exploration of breaking through imposed limitations and boundaries in society and the world, opens on March 5th. Baseman explores this concept with the use of collage and silkscreen in his paintings.

    "Walking Through Walls" conveys a more somber tone than Baseman's previous works. The illustrator lost his father last year and the loss is reflected in the dark, more subdued colors and the addition of shades of gray to his previously bright palette. Baseman also introduces the character Little Miss Boo, a young girl in a homemade ghost costume. A child in a black and white photograph from his personal collection of vintage photographs inspired Little Miss Boo. Baseman has previously drawn creative inspiration from the collection, although this is the first time he has incorporated imagery from photography in his work.

    "Walking Through Walls" will run at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery until April 2nd. Find out more about the exhibition here.

    See more of Gary Baseman's illustrations here.

    [caption id="attachment_5458" align="alignnone" width="568" caption="Photo by Sean Bonner"][/caption]

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