Jonathan LeVine Gallery Relocating to Jersey City

Jonathan LeVine Gallery Relocating to Jersey City

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce its forthcoming relocation to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City.

After twelve years of operating in the Chelsea art district of New York City, gallerist Jonathan LeVine will return to his Jersey roots, bringing his cutting edge aesthetic and ethos along with him. With a newfound focus on community and collaboration, Jonathan LeVine Projects will be an essential venue within the up and coming arts community of Jersey City and an integral part of its cultivation towards becoming a thriving creative center.

Jonathan LeVine Projects will be located at Mana Contemporary, a leading arts destination dedicated to celebrating the creative process. Founded in 2011, the organization unites artist studios, exhibition spaces and ancillary services in a single location. Jonathan LeVine Gallery began working with the Mana Urban Arts Project in 2014 and have since collaborated on an array of public art initiatives, including murals by Shepard Fairey, How & Nosm and Nychos, as well as The Juxtapoz Clubhouse presented at Mana Wynwood during Art Basel Miami 2016.

This dynamic partnership with Mana Contemporary will continue to allow Jonathan LeVine Projects the ability to further develop engaging and unique programming, such as pop-up shows and museum quality exhibitions with the possibility of traveling to satellite Mana locations in Chicago and Miami.

LeVine elaborates, “Moving out to Mana in Jersey City is like moving to Chelsea in the mid-90s. My aim is to pioneer new territory, rethink the changing nature of the brick and mortar gallery and collaborate with artists on new ideas. A partnership with Mana comes with multiple resources, endless space and the possibility of reinvention in new and exciting ways.”

The inaugural exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects, Welcome to New Jersey, will open on February 18 and feature the following artists: Josh Agle (Shag), Beth Cavener, Cryptik, Alexis Diaz, Chloe Early, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, EVOL, Shepard Fairey, AJ Fosik, Alessandro Gallo, Camille Rose Garcia, Matthew Grabelsky, Mab Graves, Diego Gravinese, Phil Hale, Haroshi, Jorg Heikhaus (Alex Diamond), Jim Houser, Hush, Mary Iverson, John Jacobsmeyer, Erik Jones, Andy Kehoe, Augustine Kofie, Matt Leines, Tara McPherson, Eloy Morales, Nychos, Carlos Ramirez, Joel Rea, Michael Reeder, Jeff Soto, Kazuki Takamatsu, Gary Taxali, Miss Van, Nick Walker, Adam Wallacavage, Martin Wittfooth, Dan Witz and Ashley Wood.

About Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is committed to new and cutting edge art. Our roots go back to 1995, when Jonathan’s life-long participation in punk and underground music grew into a curatorial experiment with the visual culture that surrounded him. We moved to Chelsea in 2005, with an eye towards honoring and connecting with the history and context of Post War art. We contribute to the dialogue by challenging the conventions of the canon – exploring the terrain of the high/low and everything in between.

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Opening reception for “Welcome to New Jersey” is Saturday, February 18, 6-8 pm at Mana Contemporary,  888 Newark Ave. The exhibition will be on display through March 18. For additional information, visit: jonathanlevinegallery.com.

Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.