EVERYTHING IS FINE KEEP SWIPING
10.01-11.05-22 | OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY OCT. 1ST 5-10PM
*A hybrid show comprised of a selection of past works from “Everything is Fine Keep Swiping / How to Cage a Wagging Tail” (2021) and a preview of new works under the title “Everything is Fine Keep Swiping / A(MEN)” (2022)
STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST:
Dear God (or to whom it may concern),
Please free us from our expectations, archaic masculine roles, attributes and behaviors constructed by history, society and politics. Rid our world of toxic masculinity and replace it with a new way of being — a way of love, tolerance, sensitivity and compassion as we transition away from the patriarchy and into gender equality. Grant us strength as we unlearn and welcome these new ideologies so we can evolve together in peace and harmony. Grant us courage as we overthrow the antiquated powers that be and bear witness to when the cowboys cry. “I am not my father”, yet a piece of him remains within me, which I try to improve daily. So I am my father, albeit a mere reflection of him, but that’s not all I am. I am also my mother, my sister, my brother, my partner and my friend. She, her, he, him, they, them.
Davey Leavitt aka Davey Detail (born 1983) is an American artist and designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Davey’s work is often expressed conceptually, within the context of cultural narratives, duality and the human condition. His process explores the relationship between graphic design and fine art, with careful consideration for material, form and aesthetics. Davey’s practice is multidisciplinary and involves painting, sculpture, installation, screen printing, graphic design, fashion design, furniture design and spatial design. He is most notable for his former role as co-founder and creative director for the artist collective known as CYRCLE. (2010-2020).
Davey’s murals with CYRCLE. can be seen around the world in public spaces, upscale restaurants and boutique hotels. His fine artworks have been included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the Museum of Contemporary Art Puerto Rico, as well as in the private collections of notable figures such as Shepard Fairey, Ari Emanuel and Sean Combs. While working with CYRCLE., Davey collaborated with artists and brands including, HBO, Reebok, Uber, Audi, Pharrell and TED Prize winner- JR, amongst others.
Eastern Projects | 900 N Broadway #1090 - Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm