Spencer Lewis “On Valentines”


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Beyond showing his well-known abstract paintings, Spencer Lewis will use Canada’s space to debut large-scale sculpture. Cast in bronze with some parts painted and other parts polished, there are Post-It notes, furniture, ceramics and constructed bits tacked onto and falling off these massive orchestrations. The largest of these works is taller than a man and heavier than a refrigerator, part of one seems to be a desk. While unwieldy in mass, their happenstance, free fall composition delivers them towards the intimate. Like with his paintings, the sculpture has a kind of homespun rhapsody. These things seem to emanate from below, burst up through the mantle as though from an overflowing storage locker. They are vulcanized. In this show, sculpture will foreground his paintings sowing a more complete rendering of this artist’s complicated and very personal vision.

Spencer Lewis (b. 1979, Los Angeles, CA) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. Lewis’s work has been the subject of numerous solo presentations including Harper’s, New York and East Hampton, NY (2021, 2020, 2019, and 2017); Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE (forthcoming); Vito Schnabel Gallery, New York, NY and St. Moritz, CH (2021); and Nino Mier, Los Angeles, CA (2016). Most recently, he has participated in group exhibitions at The Mass, Tokyo, JP (2021); Harper’s, East Hampton, NY (2020 and 2018); Kathryn Brennan, Los Angeles, CA (2020); Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp, BE (2019); No Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2019); and Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2019). His work has appeared in numerous publications including ARTnews, Juxtapoz, and Two Coats of Paint. Lewis lives and works in Los Angeles.



from October 27, 2021 to December 04, 2021


Spencer Lewis

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