The exhibition “Related Forms” acted as a mini-retrospective for Nina Levy, displaying sculptures and photographs from 1999 to 2011. Her controversial figurative works, displayed to great advantage in the long, open space of Salamatina Gallery (unexpectedly set in a former Gap store in an upscale shopping mall in Manhasset, New York), caused a stir among shoppers on their way to David Yurman or Prada. Levy has said of her work, “Ideally you want to make a piece that unravels over time and has multiple readings. I think my starting point has always been about trying to play both sides—to make something beautiful and compelling…but that also has a discomforting subtext.”
Boy with Body, 2011. Archival digital C-print, 24 x 18 in.