Jean Dubuffet, Le strabique, 1953, butterfly wings and gouache on paperboard, 9 3⁄4 × 7". From “Intimate Infinite: Imagine a Journey.”

“Intimate Infinite: Imagine a Journey”

Lévy Gorvy | New York

Featuring scores of small works spread across three floors, “Intimate Infinite: Imagine a Journey” wasn’t your typical survey of exquisite works by historically significant makers and thinkers. Lévy Gorvy mounted a museum-quality exhibition that few art institutions would have had the courage or means to organize. It was packed with idiosyncratic and rarely seen paintings, constructions, and works on paper. As the title suggests, the exhibition was utterly transporting, designed to submerge the viewer in “the work of artists who collapse the vastness of infinity into tangible dimensions.” You had to rewire yourself before entering each of the gallery’s three levels, which were full of astounding surprises.

Brett Gorvy, the show’s curator as well as one of the gallery’s co-founders, presented refreshing takes on abstraction, systemic painting, and Surrealism. His engaging interpretations

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