Art Truancy – 20 years of Juxtapoz at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine – Group Exhibition – May 15—June 14, 2014 – 557C West 23rd Street – 529 West 20th Street


NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2014) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Art Truancy, a group exhibition celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Juxtapoz Magazine. The exhibition will take place in both locations of Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C W 23rd Street and 529 W 20th Street) in Chelsea, and will feature works by over forty artists, including: Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Conor Harrington, Doze Green, Faile, Jeremy Fish, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Parra, Pushead, Robert Williams, Saner, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Thomas Campbell, Todd James, Todd Schorr, and many more.

“Juxtapoz has played an instrumental role in the development of the genre of work our gallery exhibits, contextualizing it within the spectrum of Contemporary Art. It gave a voice to the artists involved early on and continues to build upon that foundation, integrating the talent of new generations. The collective rise in popularity of this entire community has since achieved a level that not only infiltrates the more established and insular art market but also far surpasses it in fan following and recognition. I’m very proud to present this exhibition which celebrates and highlights some of the key players who have contributed to these past 20 years of Juxtapoz, and what is certain to be a lasting legacy.” — Jonathan LeVine

“Juxtapoz Magazine and the Jonathan Levine Gallery were born only a year apart, on opposite coasts, sharing raucous roots and a mission to be the agents of art. It’s only fitting that Juxtapoz partner with this gallery to showcase and celebrate two decades of the makers who continue to amaze.” — Gwynn Vittello, Publisher

“The great part about celebrating our 20th Anniversary is not only to see how far and widespread this art community has grown and accomplished in two decades, but also just how many great artists continue to emerge and strengthen the core. There is an energy here in emerging and outsider art: it’s as strong as ever, both Juxtapoz and Jonathan LeVine continue to reinforce its importance in contemporary art.” — Evan Pricco, Editor

Since 1994, Juxtapoz has covered the ever-changing landscape of contemporary art, culture and design in the pages of their monthly magazine and website: Inspiring, subversive and original, Juxtapoz offers a vibrant editorial mix that connects with a global audience of creative professionals, students and art enthusiasts. Featured subjects have included painters, photographers, musicians, designers, curators and tastemakers who help define creativity. From international headliners like Shepard Fairey, Banksy and KAWS, to icons such as the Beastie Boys, Tom Waits and Jean Paul Gaultier, Juxtapoz champions originators. Telling the stories behind works of art, murals, products, books, museum and gallery exhibitions, Juxtapoz has documented the history of the underground and its rise to dominate the language of popular culture, while often returning underground to find new generations of influencers.

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. Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 557C West 23rd Street and 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011. For further information, please visit:, email: or call: 212-243-3822.

You can read more about Jonathan LeVine and a whole bunch of amazing artists in the latest copy of VNA – Issue 26 – available in all good and bad book stores or online –