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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Martha Lewis artist reception in Greenwich rescheduled from today to next Monday

Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy
200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich, (203) 625-8900
Martha Lewis: Exploratory Mapping Varying in Uncertainty and Redundancy
Through Feb. 16, 2011.
Artists’ reception: Thurs., Jan. 31, 6—8 p.m. (rescheduled from Jan. 27 because of the snow)

Press release

A new exhibit, Martha Lewis: Exploratory Mapping Varying in Uncertainty and Redundancy, will open to the public on Jan. 12, 2011, in Greenwich Academy’s Luchsinger Gallery.

Martha Lewis, an artist who splits her time between the United States and Europe, will display both drawings and paintings, which draw inspiration from—and respond to—engineering diagrams, maps and architectural renderings. Lewis has explained that, in her work, these—and other—informational images “get combined into sprawling hybrid constructs, frequently using formats derived from carpet designs, modernist painting, and religious diagrams such as mandalas and tantric drawings.”

Describing her process and her approach, Lewis writes, “My practice plays with ideas of faith, belief, trust in science and humanity’s enduring curiosity about the causal mechanisms which make up the world. They are about big plans, big plans to alter the existing world as we know it locally and globally, though my versions are absurd and impossible to enact. Broadly speaking, I am interested in ideas and their shelf-life, and the persistence of human hubris.”

Beginning on Jan. 12, 2011, the exhibit will be open in the Luchsinger Gallery for public viewing Mon.—Fri. from 8 a.m.—4 p.m. The show will close on Feb. 16, 2011.

Lewis will join the Greenwich Academy community on Jan. 31, 2011 (originally scheduled for this evening but rescheduled because of the snow)to discuss her work at a reception from 6—8 p.m. in the gallery. She will visit classes and meet with students from all three divisions on January 31 to talk about her work and experience as an artist.

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