||Arthur Lavine and Dana Levine did not meet until well after Dana retired and moved to San Diego in the late 1990’s. Dana, whose maiden name is Lavine, thought she might be related to Arthur, a well-known photographer. Through serendipity, Arthur and Dana discovered they were indeed related. The two are cousins, Arthur Lavine’s grandfather and Dana Levine’s great grandfather are brothers.
In this exhibition, Lavine/Levine: Relative Viewpoints, photographs by Arthur Lavine are matched to photographs by Dana Levine. By doing so, the viewer may compare and contrast each photographer’s work. The theme is a look at life from the mid-20th Century up into the 21st. The gentle humor of the scenes, character and dignity in the faces of people, quiet contemplation of daily life, and nostalgia for favorite places in New York City and San Diego, remind us that life has not changed all that much throughout the years.
Art is for sale. All proceeds to benefit the Gotthelf Art Gallery