Appropriating Nature, Religion and Surrealism
Paintings by Vern Lewis
Columbus State's Library
1st & 2nd Floors
See more of this artist's work at his website: vlewisart.com
Using the "start with a broom, finish with a needle" painting technique, I am appropriating rudiments of nature and/or religious iconography in a surrealist manner. Robert Henri, of the Ashcan School, taught that painters should paint ideas. I strive to paint ideas. Ideas that consciously and unconsciously develop to reveal rolling, pattern-infused landscapes, spheres, figurative forms and movement. When starting work, my ideas are broad, vague and rarely fixed with determined visions, so paintings evolve by chance, usually conveying what is or is not working along the way.
All work is acrylic on canvas.
Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio (with deference to these mentors):
Nighttime toiling in uncertainty;
stumbling to pictures that pop
Painting worries to infinity;
maybe... not for naught.
Click on the link below to see this exhibit.
Who's scheduled to exhibit art in the library 2019:
January - OPEN
Mid - February through March - Steven Riggs - Oils, Graphite, & Portraits
April - Vernon Lewis
May - OPEN
June - Mark Fohl - Colorful Columbus
July - Michael Cooley
August - W. C. Hemming - Acrylic
September - Daryl Brown - Oils, Watercolors, and Drawings
October - Cecilia Roman
November - Sherlann Lewandowski - Mixed Digital Illustrations
December - OPEN
Privacy & Confidentiality StatementLibrary Code of Conduct