ANDREW LEVITAS:
METALWORK PLAYGROUND

April 11, 2015 – July 20, 2015

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

BLUESHIFT MIAMI is pleased to announce Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Miami. Levitas, known for his meticulously handcrafted photo-sculptures developed through his patented/trademarked process Metalwork Photography®, has produced a new body of work consisting of recreational playground equipment. Driven by the desire to express his inner vision in a highly personalized medium, Levitas encourages dialogue on the most pressing concerns of our times: dramatic shifts in America’s political and economic strength, technology and our quest for simplicity, and the rapid depletion of wilderness. Levitas creates an inviting experience through the lens of easily recognized forms (seesaws, swing sets, and merry-go-rounds) and the most cherished and happiest of experiences – childhood playtime that can also translate to adult environments. To further complicate this discussion, the sculptures are crafted following the strictest of design principles in gleaming polished chrome. Their sleekness hints at our need for perfection, immediacy, and our impatience in finding lasting resolutions.

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground

Installation View Andrew Levitas: Metalwork Playground