Evan Levine - AT&T
American, b.1984
AT&T, 2007
Acrylic on linen, 48 x 36 inches

Gift of Debra and Michael Gelband (MBA '83)

Levine is informed by a mixture of influences including modern and contemporary American abstraction, folk art, popular culture, 80's neo geo painting, video games, maps, painted signs, cartoons, music, and the digital computer age.

In AT&T (titled after the resemblance of the main motif to the telecommunications company) the artist has layered colorful, exuberant forms which are suggestive of pictographic characters with individual personalities and perhaps a narrative. The painting's surface texture was created through squeezing acrylic paint directly out of a store bought tube. Levine's personal vocabulary of signs and symbols leaves the possible meanings of AT&T open to the interpretation of the viewer.