|These beauties will be making a 'guest appearance' at my PARK(ing) Day park!|
|Work in Progress: installing "Self Storage" for REAP Streets|
Currently in the Donaldson Gallery in the Olin Arts and Science Center from September 16 to October 20 is an exhibition of eleven works by Stanley Lewis, our fall semester Prescott Visiting Artist. The show includes mostly landscapes, some painted in oil and others in acrylic, and one sculpture. Two large invented scenes add to the show an aspect rarely seen in his oeuvre. Special thanks to the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection in Mount Kisco, NY for loaning four paintings for this exhibition. The deeply perceptive works in heavy impasto and lovely textural surfaces present earthy harmonics in a rigorous spacial construct. The paintings are built through relentless sessions of painting scenes of the places where he lives. A member since 1986 of the Bowery Gallery in NYC where he had seven one-person shows, Stanley Lewis was also a member of the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, MA., and of Lohin Geduld Gallery in NYC. He also exhibited at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries in New York. He earned his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1967 and went on to teach at the American University in DC, at Kansas City Art Institute, at Parsons School of Design in New York, at Smith College, at the New York Studio School, and was a visiting artist at Yale. He has for many summers taught at the Chatauqua Institution, NY and often has been a Visiting Artist at the Vermont Studio Center. A long-time hero of an undercurrent of painterly figurative painters especially in New York and in the midwest, he has recently been recognized at the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in a select group show that opens next week at the National Academy. He is represented by Betty Cunningham Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan. His many awards include a Danforth Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Stanley will give a slide lecture at the Hacker Theater at Porters on October 2 at noon and the talk will be followed by a reception.
ArtAround the West End, Hartford, CT
Silent Auction to support arts and cultural events in the West End
Friday, September 20, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.