Dan Levenson: Recent Works | Sergio Verastegui: U

Sep 16, 5 PM - 7 PM — ends Oct 14, 2023
Praz-Delavallade Los Angeles is pleased to present American artist Dan Levenson's Recent Work, Levenson's third solo exhibition with the gallery. Recent Work will open in Los Angeles on 16 September and will run through 14 October 2023.

Recent Work, includes a series of hypnotic paintings based on concentric circles, large-scale paintings in shades of black, as well as works on paper. All works are done in oil, artificially aged through a variety of processes, and signed with a unique name that Levenson imagines belonged to a student of the State Art Academy, Zürich (SKZ for short), a bygone, modernist school of the artist's own invention.

Born in New York City, Dan Levenson obtained his M.F.A. from the Royal College of Art, London in 1997. His work has been exhibited at LAXART, James Fuentes, Vielmetter Los Angeles, de boer Gallery, Timothy Hawkinson Gallery, Honor Fraser, Praz-Delavallade Paris and Los Angeles; White Columns, New York; PARTICIPANT INC, New York; EFA Gallery, New York; OfficeOps, Brooklyn; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; and Peloton, Sydney, Australia. Levenson has expanded on the story of SKZ through performative drawing lessons taken from the school’s curriculum at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, USC’s Roski School of Art, and the Saas-Fee Summer Institute in Berlin, Germany. He is the recipient of a Pollock/Krasner grant and Yaddo and MacDowell Fellowships, among other awards. He is currently based in Los Angeles.


Praz-Delavallade Projects Los Angeles is pleased to present Peruvian artist Sergio Verastegui's
U, the third exhibition from the trilogy How, R, U. Each of these exhibitions explore the philosophic deconstruction ideas of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida through the prism of the artist's own body, life experience, and self-presence in the space.

U is supported by the Prix Étant donnés, a program of Villa Albertine, in partnership with the CPGA – Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art.

Sergio Verastegui graduated at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro (BR) and then at Villa Arson, Nice. He has recently exhibited at Crisis galeria (Lima), Zeller Van Almsick gallery (Vienna), 3 Bis f (Aix-en-Provence), Institut Français (Madrid), CAPC (Bordeaux); Dienstgebäude (Zurich); MAMCO, Geneva (SW); Meetfactory (Prague); Salon (Madrid) and Casa Imelda (Mexico City). He is the grantee of the 2019 Étant Donnés Program of the French Institute and FACE Foundation, in partnership with Comité Professionnel de Galeries d’Art. His works can be found in the collections of CNAP, MAMCO, FRAC Bretagne, CAPC Bordeaux, FRAC Île-de-France, and FRAC-Artothèque Nouvelle Aquitaine.

Image: Sergio Verastegui, U (don’t know what love is), 2023, cut high heel shoe, encaustic on cardboard