Erik Levine

 
 
Friday, Feb 19, 2010-Saturday, Mar 20, 2010
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Erik Levine,
Grip
, 1969, two-channel DVD, edition 1 of 6, 5:52,. Museum purchase.

Artist Erik Levine explores the psychology of competitive sports in his installation Grip (2005), a two-channel, large-scale video projection that reveals a compelling and complex emotional tug-of-war as boys struggle with fear through the prism of athletic competition. Levine explains that, “this despair can lead to extreme expressions of anger and frustration at a time in their lives when perspective can often be elusive, and alludes to the startling and revealing analogous microcosm for life outside the demarcations and boundaries of the playing field.”