Alexis Granwell is a sculptor and printmaker working in Philadelphia. Her work is represented by CTRL Gallery in Houston.
Rick Lewis is a New York based painter who has shown internationally. His work is represented by Sin Sin Fine Art in Hong Kong and Steven Amedee Gallery in New York..
Both artists engage in their work with a sculptor’s sensibility. Granwell’s sculptures, wall-based assemblages, and prints evoke the sense of painting supports or infrastructure exploding; a frenzy of raw material desperately seeking a center of gravity. Lewis’ method of mark making on his canvases is fundamentally a form of carving, of digging into material surfaces. These are objects that are direct expression of makers interested in physicality over ethereality.
MACAS (Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space) is a small artist-run exhibition space in the northwest of Philadelphia. The gallery’s program is focused on connecting artist and artist communities across regional pockets, and to that end most shows are pairings of local Philadelphia artists with artists in other cities.