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Tony Lewis at the Rose Art Museum

  • Presentation Room, Shapiro Admissions Center, Brandeis University 415 South Street Waltham, MA, 02453 United States (map)
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Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis, recipient of the 2017-2018 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence award, discusses his practice and Foster stairwell installation, 'Plunder'.

Extending his investigations of the relationships between drawing, abstraction, and language, Lewis made this mural—the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the Northeast—with the help of Brandeis University students. Using screws and graphite-dipped rubber bands, Lewis and his collaborators generated a large line drawing in the form of a Gregg shorthand notation, the stenographic script similar to abbreviated cursive. Rising in loose arcs across the expanse of the Foster wall, the drawing is an abstracted symbol of the word "plunder," from which the work takes its name. Plunder will remain on view through June 2018.

Earlier Event: April 18
Creighton Baxter at MassArt
Later Event: April 21
JODI at the Harvard Art Museums