David Carmack Lewis


"Over the Valley" June 2020.
"The river appears as though the viewer is standing above and looking down on it—through a window, perhaps—which creates an almost illusory experience when gazing up at the 11-story mural from the ground level. It is a painting that insists on a second look; viewers must orient themselves to the world in the painting and then reorient to the world around them, suddenly altered.
This is what art does: restructures quotidian rhythms to create music where once was just traffic, automatic doors swishing open, the sides of buildings."
Boise Weekly

"Over the Valley" is the subject of the short documentary film "COVID Landscape" by Feat1stFilms, an official selection of the 2020 Short Documentary Film Festival, directed by John LeMay.

Oct. 11 – Dec. 7, 2019: Narratives & Metaphors
solo exhibit of nearly 30 new and older paintings at the Coos Art Museum. The exhibit is supported by a Professional Development Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

June 2018: Awarded first place in the annual "Expressions West" show at the Coos Art Museum by juror Archana Horsting, co-founder and director of the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA.

July 2017: "A God In The Hearth: a visual essay on fire and fossil fuels" was featured as a solo exhibition at the Art Center in Corvallis OR (see portfolios). A catalog of the exhibition was published through a generous grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation.

"I use narrative and metaphor, among the oldest tools of art, to find new meaning in the familiar."