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Miss Van Presents: “BAILARINAS”

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce Bailarinas, new works by French-born, Barcelona-based artist Miss Van, in what will be her second solo exhibition at the gallery and first solo show in New York in six years.

Miss Van’s signature aesthetic revolves around sultry female subjects, which she refers to as poupées (or dolls, in French), alluding to elements of fantasy and narrative in her work. Their direct gaze, pouty lips, voluptuous curves and erotic gestures have a provocative appeal—some playful, others dark—emotionally charged and empowered by uninhibited sexuality.

Miss Van began painting these alluring figures in the streets of Toulouse, France, as a teenager nearly twenty years ago. The characters have since matured along with the artist who now works mainly in the studio, allowing time to refine her imagery through delicate pencil renderings on paper and loose brush strokes on canvas and wood. Recently, Miss Van was invited to participate in Art in the Streets, a major group exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California.

When: Opening reception Thursday May 26th 2011 at 6 PM, exhibit runs until June 25th
Where: Jonathan LeVine Gallery 529 w. 20th st. 9th floor New York, New York 10011

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2 Responses to “Miss Van Presents: “BAILARINAS””

  1. C_Rocka C_Rocka says:

    Wish I was in NYC for this!! I love Miss Van!

  2. Marla Marla says:

    I love it! I’m moving to NY next week and this is on my To-Go-To list :)


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