Doug(las) Lewis artist/curator
I am interested simple phenomena found in everyday events. People, places and contexts of "being and work" feed both my process and it's results. My work has to do with things lost in translation between language, cultural and social identity. Much of my work is site-specific but not all. "Cinematic and camera" consciousness and the gaps between vision and sound is a parallel interest. Both practices are field-work and studio-based. My mediums are a diverse range of photography, video, sculpture, installation and performance. I work and live between China and Canada, and travel extensively for research. These ideas influence my curatorial practice but not solely. I am interested in aesthetics as an extension to theoretical, local and international politics and feel that art has a responsibility to engage them.
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