Aubrey Levinthal extracts ideas from the quotidian as inspiration for her paintings. Male and female figures appear independently and interlocking. Drawn from memory, moments are frozen in time, relatable, and on the edge of consciousness. Illuminating the silence of daily interiority, Levinthal’s paintings depict a divided self. Pairing anxiety and drudgery alongside contentment and nuance, Levinthal’s sublime paintings command a thoughtful and closely observed viewing experience. Playing with light, color and space, Levinthal’s work lingers somewhere between abstraction and figuration. Beyond the flatness and patterns, and after prolonged looking, one realizes how complex the paintings actually are. To really look is to be rewarded.
Aubrey Levinthal (b. 1986, Philadelphia, PA) received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Recent solo exhibitions include Some Day, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Neighbors, Strangers, Gazers, Bathers, Monya Rowe, New York, NY; House Weary, Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin; The Breakers, M+B, Los Angeles; and Vacancy, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York. Recent group exhibitions include A Place for Me, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Close, curated by Russell Tovey at Grimm Gallery, London, UK; and Shelf Life, Marlborough Gallery, London, UK. Her works have been written about in Hyperallergic, New York Magazine, Artnet, Maake Magazine, and Forbes, among others. Aubrey Levinthal lives and works in Philadelphia.