Donna Levinstone

Pastel Landscapes

December 5th 2010 - January 9th 2011

Following a well-received Inaugural Opening, Jeffrey Leder will feature Donna Levinstone’s dramatic and highly-evocative pastel drawings for the Gallery’s first solo exhibit. Over 30 pieces will be shown in the main room of the impressive Long Island City space, including both her black and white and color work.

Levinstone’s works of art concern themselves more with a spirit of place than an actual place – they are not descriptive of a specific location or place as much as they strive to create an essence of light and atmosphere. Her current work is centered around the relationships between tranquility and volatility, the ethereal and the earthly, light and dark, and night and day. Through the reflected light in her atmospheric drawings, Levinstone invites the viewer to explore the duality of what is permanent in our world and what is ever changing in it.

“As I layer my pastel drawings with darkness and light, I explore beauty, transition and the powerful forces of nature.”  

An active member of the community, Levinstone has made giving back a large part of her life. She donates both her time and her artwork to many charities and causes throughout the city, including conducting art therapy workshops for cancer patients.

Her collectors include the Library of Congress, the Museum of the City of New York, CBS, General Electric, the US Department of State, AT&T, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Citigroup, Time Inc, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Nabisco Brands Inc, Columbia House, The Disney Company, The Bristol Meyers Company, Pfizer, The New-York Historical Society and Touche Ross.

Jeffrey Leder will be showing selected small works from a number of artists from December 5 – January 9 in the smaller space as well, with a portion of earnings to support the good work of City Harvest.