Where Heaven Made Fun: A Selection of Works by Nathan Lewis
Featured at UNH's Seton Gallery
Monumental, Thought-provoking Exhibit
Examines Role of U.S. in the Middle East
Nathan Lewis will lecture on his thought-provoking exhibition "Where Heaven Made Fun" at the Seton Gallery on Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period. This is Lewis's first solo exhibition since his New York in Feb of 2008. Four new works have been completed for this show, including a monumental installation which incorporates a 16-foot boat. The installation is a response to his epic painting Till We Find the Blessed Isles Where Our Friends Are Dwelling, a contemporary remix of Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware. The work depicts the American flag flying upside down, forcefully speaking to the problematic role of the U.S. in the Middle East and to a sense of hope for the lives of the Americans depicted. Other themes present in Lewis's work are the manipulation of religion in war, the changing cultural roles of the African American and the Arab, man's relationship with nature, and the human quest for transcendence. Lewis will lectureexhibition are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition hours: Tuesday -Thursday 1-5 p.m., Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-3 p.m. through Sept. 26, 2008
Seton Art Gallery, Dodd's Hall, UNH campus.
Nathan Lewis is a New Haven-based painter and installation artist interested in the epic and monumental. He has lived and studied in Russia, Italy, and on both coasts of the United States. He received his MFA from Tufts University and the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, the Mills Gallery in Boston, and Jack the Pelican Presents in New York. His work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, the New York Press, and the New York Times. He is currently an assistant professor of art at Sacred Heart University.
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