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Dani Leventhal
updated: 12/14/2010
website: danileventhal.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Orange one
Black Sand Beach
Fox
Chicago's Mother
For Paul
Javier's Bed
Once
Stephan&Hud
From Chicago to Rosendale
Landmine
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, animals, psychological, collage
 
 
Orange one by Dani Leventhal
Orange one
oil, photographs, pencil
2007
37" x  50" 
Black Sand Beach by Dani Leventhal
Black Sand Beach
photogrpahs, crow, handmade paper, pencil, acrylic
2010
0" x  0" 
Fox by Dani Leventhal
Fox
photograph, wax, oil, pencil, fox skin
2010
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Chicago's Mother by Dani Leventhal
Chicago's Mother
oil, photographs
2007
37" x  50" 
For Paul by Dani Leventhal
For Paul
oil, photographs
2009
0" x  0" 
Javier's Bed by Dani Leventhal
Javier's Bed
pencils
2009
0" x  0" 
Once by Dani Leventhal
Once
photograph, feathers, pencil
2010
0" x  0" 
Stephan&Hud by Dani Leventhal
Stephan&Hud
photographs, oil
2007
0" x  0" 
From Chicago to Rosendale by Dani Leventhal
From Chicago to Rosendale
oil, pencil, xerox
2009
0" x  0" 
Landmine by Dani Leventhal
Landmine
photographs, oil
2009
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

Employing a process of accumulation and excision I create drawings that probe my life and surroundings, embracing the subjectivity of my individual perspective. My drawings take multiple forms and encompass a broad range of themes, ranging from the explicitly political to the mundane and domestic. I am an observer, unearthing the beauty in the minutiae of everyday life.

I make drawings that are created from material that I collect over time. Incorporating photographs of family and friends, scraps of paper, found objects, wax, bird feathers, animal fur and ambiguous forms rendered in ink, watercolor and oil, my works on paper can be seen as an extension to my films, not only translating my impressionistic montage technique to another medium, but also repeating many of the same themes and images. Rarely composed in advance, the drawings like the films, are the result of an intuitive response to particular materials and images and their relation to lived experience.

Artist Bio / CV
Dani Leventhal   b.1972  American

Dani Leventhal has screened her work at Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Gene Siskel Film Center, CineCycle and Anthology Film Archives. In 2003 she received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 2009 an MFA in film/video from Bard College. This year she showed seven drawings and a video at PS1 MoMA in the Greater New York 2010 exhibition. In 2011 she will do a residency at The Wexner Center for the Arts. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.