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Doze Green, The Left Hand Path

Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, 212-243-3822
September 9 - October 7, 2006
Reception: Saturday, September 9, 7 - 9 PM
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The Left Hand Path, is a solo exhibition of new works by celebrated artist Doze Green. His exhibition of new paintings is inspired from roots in modern graffiti and based upon metaphysical and ethereal ideologies.

For this exhibition, Doze Green translates complex metaphysical concepts through his paintings, such as the possible manipulation of energy and matter to create a timeless space. He explores meditations on matter and anti-matter, layers of consciousness, and different possibilities based on cosmology. The Left Hand Path is based upon life at the crossroads, at the junction of the seen and unseen.

Through stream-of-consciousness painting, Doze Green creates fractured imagery to convey infinite possibilities. His intention is to reveal works with an ever-changing narrative. Multi-dimensional planes and illusion of time are presented through fragmented, incomplete figures. He believes by depicting beings that are not fully materialized, these beings are not of this realm. He presents possibilities of immortality through paintings where narratives are interminable. His collection of paintings is an extension of this metaphysical concept.

Cubist influences include ascending and descending planes and repetitive, overlapping, and concentric lines in an otherwise undefined landscape. For Doze Green, this energy and motion of created forms exist in a visual meeting place of ideas. Influenced by Edo period paintings, Doze Green mixes black gesso with Sumi ink and applies “creatively chaotic, and intuitive brushstrokes,” in a calligraphy-inspired and graffiti aesthetic. Doze Green translates these primitive markings as “biological entities, a swarm of arrows coming in from infinite perspective.”
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