Where: Copro/Nason Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
What: KRIS LEWIS - “FANTASTISKA AINAVA”
Opening Reception, June 17 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Dates: Exhibit - Saturday, June 17, 2006 - July 8, 2006
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro/Nason Gallery
Kris Lewis lives and works in New Jersey . He studied Illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia , where he excelled in figurative painting. His major influences include Bougereau, the Pre- Raphaelites, Mucha, early Italian Renaissance painters, and the folklore of his Latvian heritage. Lewis's most recent works are of a surrealist quality, replete with historical and biblical references and psychological undertones.
“As I begin a painting the subject physically, emotionally and spiritually reveals itself to me. Each brushstroke speaks to the subsequent stroke, carrying out a dialogue, linking my subject and me as if we were meeting for the first time. I find this uncertainty exciting and embrace the indecisive nature of my work.”