Hannah Levy, the New York–based artist who has made her name with sculptures that are often at once sleek, sexy, comic, and not a little menacing, has joined Casey Kaplan gallery in New York.
The news comes on the heels of a busy few years for Levy, who was born in 1991 and earned her master’s degree at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2018, she had solo outings at Clearing gallery in Brooklyn and Mother’s Tankstation in Dublin, Ireland, and appeared in the Maurizio Cattelan extravaganza “The Artist Is Present” at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai as well as “This Is Not a Prop” at David Zwirner in New York, among other projects. She has also been in recent group shows at MoMA PS1 in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, and elsewhere.
Silicone and steel are Levy signatures, with hunks of the former frequently fitted tautly around—or being held by—armatures fashioned from the latter. (Sharp claws and talons are recurring presences.) Those sculptures suggest chairs, sofas, or other design objects that are mysteriously coming to life, or harboring it. Bodies are always present in some form, but never in full—often skin or hints of the corporal remain.
Kaplan, located on West 27th Street in Manhattan’s Flower District, also shows Liam Gillick, Sarah Crowner, Kevin Beasley, Giorgio Griffa, and more.