Joel Mesler: In the Beginning - Lévy Gorvy
  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

  • Installation view, Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong 2021. Photo: Kitmin Lee

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June 23 - August 14, 2021

 

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Joel Mesler: In the Beginning

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Joel Mesler, to open on 23 June 2021. Joel Mesler: In the Beginning will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia.

Deploying both words and images, Mesler draws from childhood memories and life experiences, to make paintings that bring his private impressions into close contact with cultural touchstones and elements of universal human consciousness. The works on view in In the Beginning are composed with boldly stylized patterns that represent leaves of banana trees and other plants, along with animal forms, pools of water, and the sun. In subject and style, the tropical flora and fauna of the paintings bring to mind both the imagined jungles of Paul Gauguin and Henri Rousseau, and such iconic forms of mid-20th-century decorative arts as printed wallpaper depicting exotica. To these scenes, Mesler adds phrases rendered in script, experimenting with letter formation and its integration into his compositions.

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Selected Works

  • Joel Mesler's painting triptych In the Beginning

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (In the Beginning)
    2021
    Pigment on linen on three panels
    Each panel: 84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Spiritual Awakening)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Spiritual Awakening)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting triptych Untitled (You Are Never Alone)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (You Are Never Alone)
    2021
    Pigment on linen on three panels
    Each panel: 84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (I Love You)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (I Love You)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Good Vibes)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Good Vibes)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Lights Out)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Lights Out)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Nervous Wreck)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Nervous Wreck)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Sunrise Sunset)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Sunrise Sunset)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Sunset Sunrise)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Sunset Sunrise)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Jelly Bean)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Jelly Bean)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Half Full)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Half Full)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    84 x 65 inches (213.4 x 165.1 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Feelings Feelings)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Feelings Feelings)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Winner)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Winner)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    80 x 70 inches (203.2 x 177.8 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Hopes and Dreams)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Hopes and Dreams)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    70 x 50 inches (177.8 x 127 cm)

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  • Joel Mesler's painting Untitled (Boys Don't Cry)

    JOEL MESLER
    Untitled (Boys Don't Cry)
    2021
    Pigment on linen
    80 x 70 inches (203.2 x 177.8 cm)

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Selected Press

China Daily | US artist's solo exhibition in HK unfolds childhood dreamscapes

July 8, 2021

Titled Joel Mesler: In the Beginning, the exhibition, held at Lévy Gorvy's Hong Kong space until Aug …

Art Absolute | 童年仲夏夜之梦,乔尔‧梅斯勒的热带雨林

July 7, 2021

上个月,Lévy Gorvy 厉蔚阁香港空间带来乔尔·梅斯勒在亚洲地区的首场个人展览“乔尔 …

Beijing Youth Weekly | Joel Mesler: In the Beginning

July 1, 2021

《乔尔梅斯勒 起初》中展出的作品由大胆的风格化图案组成, 再现了香芦树和其他植被的叶片、动物形态J悦覃与太阳。 …

Yahoo News Hong Kong | 40歲才當職業藝術家,Joel Mesler亞洲首展正式登陸香港

June 30, 2021

Joel Mesler在Lévy Gorvy厲蔚閣舉辦香港首個個人展覽,這也是他在亞洲的首次亮相。

Home Journal | 40歲才當職業藝術家,Joel Mesler亞洲首展正式登陸香港

June 30, 2021

Joel Mesler在Lévy Gorvy厲蔚閣舉辦香港首個個人展覽,這也是他在亞洲的首次亮相。「Joel …

Illinois News Live | The izzuex collection is literally wearable art

June 25, 2021

Hong Kong based brand izzue Has partnered with artist Joel Mesler to create a capsule collection that …

Ta Kung Pao | 黛西札记/生活的解药\李梦

June 24, 2021

梅斯勒(Joel Mesler) 他的亚洲首个展览取名“起初”(In the Beginning),一语双关,既意味着他的画家生涯的起步阶段,亦暗示作品内容由他本人的童年生活汲取灵感─那是每个个体生命的“起初”。

Highsnobiety | THE IZZUE X JOEL MESLER COLLABORATION IS LITERALLY WEARABLE ART

June 24, 2021

Hong Kong-based brand izzue is partnering with the artist Joel Mesler for a capsule collection that …

Hi艺术 | 乔尔·梅斯勒:香港中环里的南加州梦境

June 23, 2021

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Sohu.com | 乔尔·梅斯勒亚洲首展于厉蔚阁香港空间正式开幕

June 23, 2021

香港——Lévy Gorvy 厉蔚阁欣然宣布乔尔·梅斯勒 (Joel Mesler) 的新作展览已于2021年6 …

on.cc | 衫上「名畫」 散發異域風情

June 22, 2021

過往一直積極打造不同跨界合作的izzue,是次就帶來與美國藝術家Joel Mesler合作的聯名系列,推出的多款上衣、漁夫帽及布袋均加入Joel …

Vogue Hong Kong | 充滿異域風情的幻想叢林!美國藝術家 Joel Mesler 亞洲首展在 Lévy Gorvy 舉辦,與 izzue 推出服飾聯乘系列

June 20, 2021

藝術與時尚的跨界合作驚喜不斷,美國藝術家 Joel Mesler 即將在頂尖畫廊 Lévy …

galleries gal | Joel Mesler: In the Beginning at Levy Gorvy

June 18, 2021

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Joel Mesler, to open on 23 June …

National Arts | 国家美术丨一周资讯

June 17, 2021

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Artforum 中文网 | 北京 上海 香港 | openings 开幕 2021.6.17 - 6.26

June 17, 2021

Openings from June 17 to June 26 in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong.

艺术圈社交平台 | 好多新的艺术活动和展览开了,一起“趣”看展览听讲座|北京 上海 深圳 香港 杭州 南京 苏州 成都 重庆

June 17, 2021

厉蔚阁 (Lévy Gorvy) 欣然宣布将于2021年6月23日呈现乔尔·梅斯勒 (Joel Mesler) 的新作展览。「乔尔 …

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June 16, 2021

展览看点:本次展览为艺术家在亚洲的首场个展。即将展出的作品由大胆的风格化图案组成,再现了香蕉树和其他植被的叶片、动物形态、水潭与太阳。

GalleriesNow | Joel Mesler: In the Beginning

June 15, 2021

Lévy Gorvy presents an exhibition of new paintings by Joel Mesler. Joel Mesler: In the Beginning is …

Hi艺术 | 乔尔 ‧ 梅斯勒:起初

June 1, 2021

香港——Lévy Gorvy 厉蔚阁欣然宣布将于2021年6月23日呈现乔尔·梅斯勒 (Joel Mesler) …

Hi艺术 | 行程丨6月未读消息:近80个展览,简直看看看不完

May 31, 2021

在最新一拨新展览中,有一长串令人期待的清单:北京地区,阔别两年JINGART终于要亮相北京展览馆了!而8月开幕的北京当代艺博会2021的“艺述”,也将在6月下旬于北京展览馆2号馆2层开幕。

Sina | 乔尔·梅斯勒首场亚洲个展下月亮相厉蔚阁

May 29, 2021

国际知名画廊厉蔚阁将于2021年6月23日呈现乔尔·梅斯勒的新作展览。“乔尔·梅斯勒:起初”将是艺术家在亚洲的首场个展。

DuteNews | 乔尔·梅斯勒首场亚洲个展下月亮相厉蔚阁

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