REVOK + POSE
Detroit-based artist (via Los Angeles) REVOK and Chicago-based artist POSE are two artists in high demand, having come off the street doing graffiti and progressing to creating prolific artwork that looks completely different. In May of 2013 Roger Gastman curated Uphill Both Ways, an exhibition of their new solo work at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City. Although style, medium and techniques vary between the two artists, their work is strongly connected from a conceptual standpoint. The artists both draw inspiration directly from their environments and both of their processes involve chopping up various elements and reassembling the slices to form a synthesis of intriguing shapes, forms and textures. Uphill Both Ways was highly attended and almost all of the artwork sold. The artists also collaborated on a large-scale mural on the famed Goldman Properties wall located on Houston and Bowery streets, in lower Manhattan.