PHILLIP LEVINE | Myth, Memory & Image
Exhibition: September 11 - October 23, 2021
Reception: September 11, 2021 - 12pm — 2pm
Koplin Del Rio is delighted and honored to present “Myth, Memory & Image,” an exhibition of works spanning the nearly 70 year career of Seattle based sculptor and draftsman, Phillip Levine. The exhibition, which will include a range of sculpture, drawings and paintings, serves to celebrate Levine’s lifelong study and masterful interpretation of human narrative centered around observation of the figure; the figure as icon, metaphor, symbol, and vehicle for connectedness. Working primarily in bronze, with the human form as a foundation, Levine has explored motifs ranging from movement and dance - inspired early on by his years in art school, where he shared a space with dancers, to athleticism & sports, literature, social issues, and the figure/structure relationship. Through mastery of gesture (Phillip sketches daily), an ongoing exploration of balance and movement, and a radiant imagination, Levine manages in his work to capture and narrate a sense of aliveness, in all it’s irony, joys, struggle and at times, utter levity, even when cast in bronze.
With more than 50 public and private commissions around the world, the majority of Levine’s iconic public works live in Western Washington - perhaps more than any other sculptor.