2 new exhibits at Da Vinci

Two new exhibitions will begin on June 28 at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St. 

In Gallery 1, PATTERNS & SUCH is a solo exhibition by Mike Pavol. Since his last exhibition at Da Vinci Art Alliance in 2019, a lot has changed in the world that has affected Pavol’s work in ways both subtle and immeasurable. This exhibition showcases Pavol’s new tactic of changing scales and repeating images. Primarily through the use of shrink plastic, or “shrinky dink,” he manipulates the shape and scale of each fragment that makes up his large-scale artworks. As an ongoing development of his acrylic painted portraiture, this new body of work emphasizes pattern and repetition. Placing process and learning first, he presents this exhibition that is in an ever-evolving body of work.

In Gallery 2, Correspondence with Repetition is a collection of distinct ink meanderings by Cheryl Levin. Placed unconventionally on surfaces “lounging around,” Levin creates an environment where her intricate drawings converse with each other and the viewer.

Levin’s approach uses the repetition of line and minimalism as primary to her art practice. She uses inks with dip pen and brush on paper to produce a series of lines that are akin to written letters — with an introductory paragraph, a body in the middle and a concluding paragraph. The lines, being like thoughts, follow each other and correspond with each other and Levin’s inner self. This current body of work presented in Correspondence with Repetition includes shapes that bump into each other, folds in the paper and new colors.

Both exhibitions are on display until July 23 and they will share an opening reception on July 1 from 4-7 p.m.