Arik Levy is a multimedia contemporary artist. I was first introduced to his work at Please Do Not Enter in downtown Los Angeles last year. Now, he is having his first West Coast solo exhibition since 2010 at the new Please Do Not Enter space. If I may, this is your perfect rationale to venture onto the highway to view both Arik’s work and the spectacular space itself.
This show includes several large-scale sculptures, freestanding three-dimensional works, wall pieces, and neon sculpture. Arik Levy is Israeli born and Paris based. He likes to explore interconnectedness through the creation of unique forms that, when read together, are all related to one larger conversation. Like these objects, we can all be simultaneously unique and yet, ultimately, the same in many ways. All the pieces are clearly informed by their surroundings and, on a most basic level, are just beautiful. As always with Arik, most of the works represent the intersection of design and art. They are meant for both indoors and outdoors, and encourage interaction with viewers. Most notably for me, this show is yet another fantastic example of an internationally acclaimed artist working with mirrors and reflective materials. Who is the fairest of them all? This one I cannot answer. Nonetheless, I can share that Arik Levy’s work is a part of well-regarded collections like the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. You really must catch this show before it closes.
Arik Levy: Intimate Formations
On View Till July 11, 2015
Please Do Not Enter
549 South Olive Street