David Carmack Lewis to talk about his craft and new exhibit ‘A God in the Hearth’ showing at Cascade
In the show, Lewis explores humanity’s deep connections to fire and the impact of fossil fuels. He paints burned landscapes and “portraits” of traditional fires, fireplaces, and the hidden fires of engines and power plants. The paintings have rich colors, contrasting scale, skewed points-of-view and juxtapositions that push viewers to consider contradictions of the necessity of fire, our dependency on it, and its effects on the planet.
Students, faculty and staff will get a chance to meet Lewis and listen to his talk from 2-3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 in the auditorium of the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building. A reception for the artist will follow the talk from 3-5 p.m., in the Cascade Art Gallery (Room 102, Terrell Hall). The entire PCC community is invited to attend. “A God in the Hearth” exhibit is a registered event with ARTCOP21, a global festival of cultural activity around climate change.
Or to view his artwork in person, the Cascade Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
David Carmack Lewis studied illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University and then worked as a freelance illustrator for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He also studied fine art and printmaking at Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales. Lewis has been exhibiting his paintings since 1995 and in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade. He began this series of paintings in 2013 inspired by his time as an artist-in-resident at PLAYA in Eastern Oregon.