Teenage Symphonies to God

The New York Times
11/01/2002

David X. Levine, “Teenage Symphonies to God,” Cynthia Broan, 423 West 14th Street.

If a Tantric master were reborn as an American student of rock ‘n’ roll, he might make works like Mr. Levine’s paintings on paper.  The best are pulsating concentric rings of colored circles, like strings of beads, with hand-written words referring to the Velvet Underground, the Beach Boys and other classic groups.  Slightly dirtied and roughened up, they look antique, as though they have been exhumed from some forgotten monastery (Johnson).