Commentaries On Helen Levin's Work

DEBRA VANDERBURG SPENCER, an Art Historian, Critic and Curator
"Helen Levin's recent work is inspired by contemporary architecture - in particular - work from parametric design programs that allow for dynamism, as seen from architects Holl, Predock, and Gehry. The paintings in her Arch-Homage Series are solid and massive, with strokes of vivid color of rhythm and grace. The lines of force lend structural coherence, as well as tension, plus energy to her compositions. Levin is gifted, with a natural fluency of brush and brilliancy of techniques." (Catalog, "Art of the 5 Boroughs" 2017)

INDUSTRY MAGAZINE Feature article. "Opposites Attract"
About artwork of Helen Levin and Golan Levin at the Staten Island Museum. p.60-61, July-August 2011
"The dynamic mother and son duo have united to host an intergenerational, multimedia exhibition..."

"Helen Levin and Golan Levin Close the Generation Gap at the Staten Island Museum" July-August 2011, vol 13, #5, p.9
"The purpose of the show, according to Helen Levin, is to unify the commonly perceived dichotomy that supposedly exists between and paintbrush and the computer."

Robert Sievert, Artist - Art Critic
ARTEZINE Issue # 13. (Online Art Magazine) 2006:
"Levin's show is excellent. She puts forth work that is inventive and varied....The work has exciting spatial content as one is moved back and forth through planes of color and light."

J. Sanders Eaton for GALLERY AND STUDIO. Nov.- Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006, p.12.:
"Six Artists Prove the Primacy of Gesture" "Levin employs areas of deep, rich color, accented with sinuously graceful linear elements whose cadences are characterized by a buoyancy and velocity that expresses the artist's life-affirming aesthetic mission."

Hedy O'Beil
Artist - Art Critic (formerly for ART NEWS):
"Whether on canvas or paper, process and intuition are at the heart of the abstract acrylic paintings by Helen Levin. To stay in the moment, to be willing to change and risk what is happening in the space, all the while keeping the whole in balance is an impressive feat. Levin accomplishes this with intelligence and knowledge of what pure painting is all about." (1999 - 2003) New York City

Deirdre Lawrence
Curator, Artists Books, BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART: (Comments about my artist's book "L'Etang Chimerique by Leo Ferre" The Imaginary Pond: construction, illustration, translation, 2004)
"This beautiful book offers a marriage of song and paintings. Your translation of the words in both text and images is well done. Your painting, "Sonora Reveille" matches the beauty of the words. In fact all the illustrations capture the soul of the music - well done! We are lucky to have this gem for the collection." (2004) Letter. Brooklyn, N.Y.

Howard Farber
"An exquisite visual sophistication lends and unusual sense of presence to a medium sized canvas by Helen Levin." ( review of group show, "The Artist as Teacher; the Teacher as Artist") May 1993, New York City

Michael Fressola
"Longtime Island painter, Helen Levin, who has a one woman show of abstract works at the Art Lab Gallery this month, seems to have no special agenda. She likes color - her paintings are often bright with saturated hues, varied and full of incident.....She seems happy to paint highly watchable and sophisticated collisions of appealing colors." (10 - 13 - 2000) Staten Island, N.Y. " Review: Art Lab Exhibits the Work of Helen Levin"

Eileen Watkins STAR LEDGER, Newark, NJ, 3/5/89
"Helen Levin contributes the acrylic 'Journey Sequence,' a triptych of colorful abstract landscapes with figurative silhouettes, recalling the style of Romare Bearden."
(This exhibition, titled "Women's Vision; Themes from Nature," was curated by Helen Levin for Nabisco Brands Gallery at their corporate headquarters). Newark, N.J.