Tony Lewis, ‘Make His Mouth Bigger, Angrier’, 2015, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Image rights: Courtesy Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

"A Constellation" (November 12, 2015–March 6, 2016) Venue: The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Organized by Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator

About Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis is known for his sparse, large drawings in gradations of black and white. The works feature texts culled from a variety of sources, including his personal writings and political vocabularies, both in several languages. In some cases, Lewis generates the words through automatic writing, associative word games, or drawing exercises performed in the studio. He isolates words, letters, and phrases, and then manipulates their context and their meaning; the precisely rendered words are actually hand-drawn in pencil and graphite powder. He has also made a series of drawings, in smaller scale, of brick walls.

American, b. 1986, Chicago, Illinois, based in Chicago, Illinois

Group Shows

Valerie Carberry Gallery, 

Fair History on Artsy

Shane Campbell Gallery at Frieze New York 2015
Shane Campbell Gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015
Shane Campbell Gallery at NADA Miami Beach 2014
Shane Campbell Gallery at NADA Miami Beach 2013
Shane Campbell Gallery at Art Basel 2013