Lévy Gorvy Now Representing Artist and Composer Terry Adkins
November 20, 2017
Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy of Lévy Gorvy are proud to announce the gallery’s representation of interdisciplinary artist Terry Adkins (1953–2014). Adkins, who died unexpectedly in February 2014 at the age of 59, masterfully intertwined the immaterial qualities of music with the physicality of sculpture in a body of work defined by hybridity, mythology, and the tension between metaphor and metonym. He dedicated his energy to the spiritual renewal and reinvigoration of narratives often overlooked, including those of performer Bessie Smith and writer Zora Neale Hurston. His performances, installations, videos, and photographs often related to the site-specificity of each subject’s respective contribution to history; through extensive research, Adkins explored the character and psychology of each figure.
Working in close collaboration with Merele Williams Adkins, the artist’s widow, Lévy Gorvy is committed to furthering discourse on Adkins’ achievements through curated exhibitions, publications, and commissioned scholarship. The first of these projects will debut in January 2018 when Lévy Gorvy presents Terry Adkins: The Smooth, The Cut and The Assembled at its New York location. The exhibition is curated by artist Charles Gaines, who was a collaborator and longtime friend of Adkins.
“We are thrilled to represent Terry Adkins and to have the honor of engaging with his exceptional, generous work” said Dominique Lévy. “From Dante to W.E.B. Du Bois, from music to sculpture, Adkins was able to create remarkable connections that expand both our imaginations and our understanding of the real world. His art challenges our assumptions about what is fleeting, what is permanent, what matters, and what defines us.”
Image: Photography by Tom Snelgrove
Michelle Perlin, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Schwan, Andrea Schwan Inc., email@example.com
How Duveen Made European Art Part of American CultureLondon
Jan 17, 2019
Renaissance and Rebuilding: Calder and Kelly's ParisNew York
Jan 4, 2019
RADIANT NEW | Explore Booth E6Miami Beach, FL
Dec 6, 2018
NOVA Guitar Duo Performs at Lévy GorvyLondon
Nov 29, 2018
LÉVY GORVY TO OPEN HONG KONG GALLERY IN MARCH 2019Hong Kong
Nov 28, 2018
Bona Yoo joins Lévy GorvyNew York
Nov 1, 2018
The Friendship between Lee Bontecou and Joseph CornellNew York
Sep 25, 2018
Pat Steir Awarded Major Hirshhorn Museum CommissionWashington, D.C.
Sep 17, 2018