On view at UVP Everson in Syracuse, NY from September 12 – October 26, 2013.
The UVP Everson exhibition will feature a special cut of “Platonic” from September 12 – October 26.
The “uncut” version, set to premiere at the New York Film Festival this October, will be screened during Leventhal’s artist talk, along with other selections from her body of video work.
Leventhal will give an artist talk in the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30pm.
About the Video
In Leventhal’s Platonic, geometric specters twirl in space; pet cats foam at the mouth; a little boy mistakes his junkie dad for a superhero; and a confused adolescent worries he has sired a centaur. “Platonic” references both the ancient philosopher’s metaphysics of ideal Forms, which simultaneously exist outside our perceptions and yet give rise to them, and the related meaning in common parlance of non-romantic love. Leventhal trains her searching lens on the distance separating bodies, moments, and perspectives. The result is a study in the awkward gaps between appearance and reality, seeing and understanding, desire and its object.
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