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GRANT LEVY-LUCERO

Reflections

Night Gallery is pleased to present Reflections, an exhibition of new ceramics by Grant Levy-Lucero. This is the artist’s second exhibition with the gallery.

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Forbidden Swimming Hole, 2021

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In this presentation, the artist continues his exploration of the Greco-Roman amphora vessel. In his past works, Levy-Lucero has consistently reanimated brand logos and imagery sourced from the hand-painted signs that are ubiquitous in Los Angeles. However, recent shifts in the artist’s life have motivated him to push the form into new aesthetic and conceptual territories. A reflection is also a transposition; as one gazes at their own image, they are confronted with where—and who—they’ve been in the past, and possibilities for the future. In Reflections, Levy-Lucero enacts a simultaneous turn inwards toward the self and an expansion outward into the world. 

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Forbidden Trail, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Green Lilies on Washington, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Garden Fairy, 2021
 

INSTALL 2

Grant Levy-Lucero, Reflections, installation view, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Violet Lilies on Pico, 2021
 

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Lavender Lilies on Venice, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Lavender Lilies on Lincoln, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Lavender Lilies on Lincoln, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Lavender Lilies on La Brea, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Lavender Lilies on La Brea, 2021

INSTALL 3

Grant Levy-Lucero, Reflections, installation view, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Sherbert Lilies on Beverly, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Sherbert Lilies on Beverly, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Sherbert Lilies on Sunset, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Sherbert Lilies on Sunset, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Sherbert Lilies on San Vicente, 2021

Grant Levy-Lucero, Sherbert Lilies on San Vicente, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Reflection Lilies on Beverly, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Reflection Lilies on Melrose, 2021

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To create this new body of work, Levy-Lucero found early inspiration in Claude Monet’s water lily series. As the artist’s previous works have centered around the reappropriation of brand logos, he noticed that the widespread dissemination of Monet’s water lilies has produced a similar phenomena. Like the brand logo, the water lilies occupy a place in the collective consciousness vis-à-vis mass circulation and recreation. Further, as the water lily paintings symbolized a move into expressionism, Levy-Lucero makes a similar gesture to consider our relationships to self, nature, and art. Color and texture extrusions stimulate sensory responses as each vessel transports viewers elsewhere, from the Musée de L'Orangerie in Paris to the streets of Los Angeles to unnamed scenes of nature. Fencing and brick motifs foreground idyllic landscapes, evoking the sensation of breaking through one’s confines to reach a place of peace. Liquid and silver glazes give certain pieces the qualities of a mirror, in which viewers’ likenesses and surroundings are interpreted and returned by the ceramic object. Through the sensory nature of Levy-Lucero’s work, viewers transcend their position of spectatorship and into one of agency. 

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Reflections, installation view, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Great Outdoors, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Reflection Lilies on Wilshire, 2021

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Brick and Mortar, 2021

 

In his ceramic vessels, Levy-Lucero illustrates the new dynamics that emerge through acts of de- and re- familiarization. These processes activate us in various ways; we are compelled to observe with renewed diligence and curiosity. The clay pot becomes an experience in and of itself, functioning like a channel for narratives to develop and shift. As self-analysis reveals and Levy-Lucero’s Reflections suggests, nothing is static. Everything moves if you look at it long enough.

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Grant Levy-Lucero, Tijuana Monet, 2021
 

Grant Levy-Lucero (b. 1981, Los Angeles, CA) has had solo exhibitions at Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong; White Columns, New York, NY; VNH Gallery, Paris, France; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Henry Taylor’s, Los Angeles. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Jeffrey Deitch, New York; Arsenal, New York; Musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris, Paris; Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland; Art Toronto, Toronto, ON; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; Sans Titre, Paris; and Club Pro LA, Los Angeles. He has collaborated with Acne Studios on the 2021 Fall/Winter collection and the 2019 Grant Levy-Lucero x Acne Studios collection. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Grant Levy-Lucero
Violet Lilies on Pico, 2021
ceramic, glazed
22 x 14 1/2 x 12 in (55.9 x 36.8 x 30.5 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Sherbert Lilies on Sunset, 2021
ceramic, glazed
25 x 17 x 16 in (63.5 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Lavender Lilies on Venice, 2021
ceramic, glazed
15 1/2 x 17 x 16 in (39.4 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Sherbert Lilies on Beverly, 2021
ceramic, glazed
17 1/2 x 17 x 13 in (44.5 x 43.2 x 33 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Pond Diver, 2021
ceramic, glazed
24 x 16 x 15 in (61 x 40.6 x 38.1 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Sherbert Lilies on San Vicente, 2021
ceramic, glazed
22 x 16 x 15 in (55.9 x 40.6 x 38.1 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Lavender Lilies on Lincoln, 2021
ceramic, glazed
25 1/2 x 17 x 14 in (64.8 x 43.2 x 35.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Reflection Lilies on Melrose, 2021
ceramic, glazed
22 x 18 x 17 in (55.9 x 45.7 x 43.2 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Reflection Lilies on Beverly, 2021
ceramic, glazed
21 1/2 x 16 x 16 in (54.6 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Tijuana Monet, 2021
ceramic, glazed
20 1/2 x 14 x 10 1/2 in (52.1 x 35.6 x 26.7 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Great Outdoors, 2021
ceramic, glazed
24 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 12 in (62.2 x 34.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Inquire

Grant Levy-Lucero
Brick and Mortar, 2021
ceramic, glazed
27 1/2 x 14 x 14 in (70 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Violet Lilies on Pico, 2021
ceramic, glazed
22 x 14 1/2 x 12 in (55.9 x 36.8 x 30.5 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Sherbert Lilies on Sunset, 2021
ceramic, glazed
25 x 17 x 16 in (63.5 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Lavender Lilies on Venice, 2021
ceramic, glazed
15 1/2 x 17 x 16 in (39.4 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Sherbert Lilies on Beverly, 2021
ceramic, glazed
17 1/2 x 17 x 13 in (44.5 x 43.2 x 33 cm)
GLL252

Grant Levy-Lucero
Pond Diver, 2021
ceramic, glazed
24 x 16 x 15 in (61 x 40.6 x 38.1 cm)
GLL243

Grant Levy-Lucero
Sherbert Lilies on San Vicente, 2021
ceramic, glazed
22 x 16 x 15 in (55.9 x 40.6 x 38.1 cm)
GLL255

Grant Levy-Lucero
Lavender Lilies on Lincoln, 2021
ceramic, glazed
25 1/2 x 17 x 14 in (64.8 x 43.2 x 35.6 cm)
GLL254
 

Grant Levy-Lucero
Reflection Lilies on Melrose, 2021
ceramic, glazed
22 x 18 x 17 in (55.9 x 45.7 x 43.2 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Reflection Lilies on Beverly, 2021
ceramic, glazed
21 1/2 x 16 x 16 in (54.6 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)
GLL248
 

Grant Levy-Lucero
Tijuana Monet, 2021
ceramic, glazed
20 1/2 x 14 x 10 1/2 in (52.1 x 35.6 x 26.7 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Great Outdoors, 2021
ceramic, glazed
24 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 12 in (62.2 x 34.3 x 30.5 cm)
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Grant Levy-Lucero
Brick and Mortar, 2021
ceramic, glazed
27 1/2 x 14 x 14 in (70 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
GLL247