Doug(las) Lewis artist/curator
image from "Sound then Vision" installation, 2017
My mediums run a diverse range of photography, video, sculpture, installation and performance. I travel and live between China and Canada, and the concept of " being foreign" plays a part in my art practice no matter where I am. I search for social moments when verbal communications fail and visual ones take over. In this regard, my curatorial practice is similar. My particular focus is on locating social and theoretical dynamics, researching it and intertwining aesthetics and the everyday. As a curator I am interested in how the global affects the local, and how the local effects the global.
Lewis blurs cultural anthropology (ethnography) and art, and calibrates things materially by throwing in (and celebrating) his perspective. - Gilles Hebert
Screenplay Series, video, photo, performance, 2012
As a curator, my practice is to foster collaborative situations with or between artists whose works often become a call-and-response within given contexts.
In|Outsource International Project, 2015
Sračok & Pöhlmann is a project founded in Susak, Croatia, in 2006, by Herman Sračok and Rupert Pöhlmann. They support leading contemporary artists and are working in an international landscape, developing exhibition spaces in London, Croatia and New York. contact: Sračok & Pöhlmann
The camera on my phone is like a compass that can read the streets I travel on. Images of everyday objects and situations can become mappings of the societies they are from.
"Lewis' artwork explores relational environments between social and subconscious spaces using a constantly evolving variety of mediums that often include video, photo, audio, sculpture, performance and installation media". -artist Andy Denzler, 2006
China:86 (10) 1318 1464 120
Canada: (204) 881.8576