Opening Reception: 22nd November 2012 6 - 9 pm
Exhibition Duration: 22nd November 2012 –31st December 2012
Sin Sin Fine Art proudly presents a solo exhibition of the American artist Rick Lewis.
Sin Sin Fine Art is very pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition featuring recent works by Rick Lewis, an American artist who's been showing with Sin Sin Fine Art since 2006. At the same time, we will also host our annual "Reach for the HeART" charity program, organized together with the "Art in Hospital" organization - in which part of the proceedings from Rick Lewis' exhibition will go to this program. "Reach for the HeART" was proposed and launched in 2009 by Sin Sin with the objective to fund AIH programs that are specifically designed for geriatric patients in the public hospitals. More than 88 "Reach for the HeART" art workshops and five exhibitions have been organized over the past six years. A fund raising campaign is run annually to raise funds to sustain and expand the service. Rick Lewis is very happy to contribute to this noble program through "Wind Against Tide" at Sin Sin Fine Art.
Wind Against Tide
By Cora Fisher
Palimpsest: from the Greek, "to scrape away again”; to avail to new marks and an eventual history of marks; a composite surface where what was erased still comes through from below.
Wind Against Tide, an upcoming show of recent works by American painter Rick Lewis at Sin Sin Fine Art features three series that build on the artist’s vernacular abstraction from nature: Landscape; Reflection; and Untitled, a group of works on paper.
Through an editorial process of layering and scraping back paint, soil, and loose pigment, Lewis’s paintings are palimpsests, or memory records. Through the interplay of surface and ground, Lewis shapes layers of paint to recall environments once experienced. The physical intelligence of these palimpsest surfaces is remarkable. In his series, Reflection, Lewis sets the absorptive qualities of brown pigment and earth against the mercurial qualities of silver. Brown comes through silver, at times like a bloom of tarnish, at other times with the grit and tooth of soil. “Surface and ground” takes on a double meaning, applying in equal measure to interactions between paint layers on a canvas as to the movements of natural elements, like sand and water at the tide’s edge. The paintings that result are as close to creating a direct, equivalent experience of their source as one can achieve in the medium.