RWFA Rick Wester Fine Art presents its first online exclusive exhibition, Length x Width x Height featuring David Leventi’s photographs of interiors and architectural spaces. Ranging from the psychedelic, playfully inspirational setting of Studio A, Electric Lady Studios, to the austere yet classical container of light in Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, Venice, Italy, Leventi’s photographs elevate private spaces rarely seen by the public, and public spaces often overlooked or taken for granted to palaces for contemplation. Grace within an organic narrative anchor the images with undeniable, resonant presence. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the empty barstools at Oak Bar, 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, the silent void of Milan’s highly lauded Teatro alla Scala or the deserted stands of Yale University’s Payne Whitney Gym (No. 1) underscore a sensory memory of place, revived and revisited. Together with the seemingly post-apocalyptic shredded structure of Cuba’s Presidio Modelo, Isla de la Juventud prison, and the ghostly, now ill-fated Costa Luminosa docked in Venice, Leventi moves beyond the work of an architectural preservationist and documentarian, capturing and reinvigorating cultural landmarks in historic and solitary moments. How we consider our immediate past and our near future is deftly embedded in these pictures. To view these images in the Online Viewing Room, click here.
In recognition of how the past plays upon the present, 10% of the proceeds from sales during the online exhibition will be donated to The Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund. Based in New York City but national in scope, The Jazz Foundation of America has been providing compassionate, personalized and discreet assistance to jazz, blues and roots musicians in need, as a result of age, illness or circumstance for the past 31 years. If you would like to make a donation directly or to learn more about The Jazz Foundation of America, click here.
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