Versions of my visual essay "A God In The Hearth", about humanity's deep connection to fire and the impacts of fossil fuels, will be on display at the following venues:
2015, Nov. 13 - Jan. 8
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Terrell Hall, room 102
705 N Killingsworth, Portland, OR
reception and artist talk, Nov. 13, 2-5pm
panel discussion on climate change, Jan. 8, 1-3pm
2016, Feb. 11 - Mar. 10
Blue Mountain Community College
Betty Feves Gallery, Pioneer Hall
2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton OR
reception and artist talk, Feb. 11, 4:30-6:30pm
2016, April and May
Olympic Mills Commerce Center
107 SE Washington Street
Portland, OR 97214
April and May 2016
2017 (Dates to be announced)
The Art Center
700 SW Madison Ave
Select images from the show are currently featured in Studio Visit magazine #32.
Mr. Lewis won the People's Choice award in the 2015 West Coast Biennial at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum in Redding, California. He was awarded an honorable mention at "Expressions West" at the Coos Art Museum in Oregon in 2015 and won first place in 2011.
Mr. Lewis has participated in numerous juried and curated shows throughout the American west and beyond. He lives in Portland, Oregon where his work is currently represented at www.atticgallery.com.
Mr. Lewis began his career as an illustrator and although he has focused solely on independent work for more than a decade, he has never abandoned narrative image making. Originally from Virginia, he earned his BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University with additional education in Cardiff, Wales UK.
"It is through narrative and metaphor, the oldest tools of art, that we both create and comprehend the new."