Joel Mesler: Kitchens are good rooms to cry in

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is excited to announce the opening of Joel Mesler: Kitchens are good rooms to cry in on June 6, 2024. This major presentation marks the artist’s fourth exhibition with the gallery and the first in New York, and will comprise new paintings, sculptures, and installation across two floors of the Beaux-Arts townhouse at 19 East 64th Street. With Kitchens are good rooms to cry in, Mesler examines and shares his personal journey from his youth in Los Angeles to the present day—achieved through an installation in three vignettes, each relating to childhood, adulthood, and midlife. Through a dazzling display of work across media, Mesler expounds on the insights of his earned experience, as well as the questions yet to be answered, in a presentation that is at once intimate and exuberant, reflective and bold.

On July 2, 2024, Mesler’s solo exhibition at the gallery will be joined by his public installation, Pool Party, at the Rink at Rockefeller Center, presented by Rockefeller Center and Art Production Fund. Pool Party will activate multiple locations throughout Rockefeller Center, centering at the Rink with the creation of a patterned pool as well as the artist’s sculptural floats, inflatables, and beach balls.

Selected Artworks

Selected Press