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BENRIMON CONTEMPORARY - Alastair Levy

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Published on Nov 8, 2013

Alastair Levy
the following guidelines should assist you

November 7 - December 21, 2013

Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by
British artist Alastair Levy. The Following Guidelines Should Assist You will be
Levy's first solo show with the gallery and his first in the United States.

Levy's practice is multi-disciplinary and incorporates a breadth of forms
including drawing, photography, painting, performance and video. Holding
these disparate elements together is an ongoing enquiry into the nature of
everyday life and a desire to find ways of translating the immediacy of lived
experience into something tangible and thought-provoking.

This exhibition presents a diverse body of work made over the past year which
explores the relationship between accident and intention, the impulse to archive
and the notion of what Levy terms 'default aesthetics'. The pieces included here
employ materials ranging from the domestic to the industrial. Correction #2
(2012), for example, records the artist's painstaking application of correction fluid
to a large piece of stretched voile. What initially might be viewed as an exercise in
asceticism is undoubtedly underpinned with humor. It is somewhere along this
fault line between the serious and the playful that many of the artist's works
reside.

Alastair Levy (b. London, 1979) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008.
Recent shows include Dienstag Abend, Gdanska Galeria Miejska, Gdansk (2013);
Public Assembly -- An Alternative Summer Show, The White Building, London
(2013); Ephemeral Self -- Finite Projections, Galerie NTK, Prague (2013); Love Me,
Benrimon Contemporary, New York (2012) and Circa 1960, Guest Projects,
London (2012). His work is held by the Zabludowicz Collection in London. Levy
lives and works in London.

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