Dreams, Discord, and Desire: Nathan Lewis at OUMA

August 27, 2015

Dreams, Discord, and Desire: Nathan Lewis at OUMA will be on view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art from September 5 through December 6, 2015. This solo exhibition presents a selection of 11 works by Nathan Lewis, a California born painter and artist. His lushly painted surfaces often reference traditional historic or literary moments infused with contemporary elements producing works that are ironically both grounded and plausible and strangely quixotic. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth H. Peterson, director of OUMA.

Nathan Lewis exhibition
Lewis received his MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He also studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and in St. Petersburg, Russia, and received a BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut. His work is in private collections in N.Y., Conn., Mass., Calif., Oreg., as well as Germany, Russia, and India and has been published and reviewed by The New York Times, New York Press, International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art in New England, Big Red and Shiny, The Boston Globe, and The Huffington Post among others. Lewis has received multiple grants, including the Connecticut Commission of the Arts and a URCG grant to research painting in Belgium and France. He has been the recipient of multiple residencies and has lectured on his work at institutions throughout the U.S. He is currently a tenured associate professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. and represented by Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery.

OUMA also will host two accompanying lectures:

Saturday, October 3, 2 p.m. | “Dreams, Discord and Desire”
Featured artist Nathan Lewis gives a gallery talk discussing his inspiration and process. This lecture will be followed by a reception 3 to 4 p.m. in Skylight Gallery

Wednesday, November 4, 7 p.m. | “Historical Fiction and the Social Aspect of Museums”
Elizabeth Peterson, Director of OUMA, examines the historical references in Lewis’ work and the role of museums in addressing social conditions.

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays and university holidays. General admission and lectures are $5. OUMA members and children under 12 receive free admission. Parking is free. OUMA is located on the Oglethorpe University campus at 4484 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. OUMA is supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts and is a proud member of Blue Star Museums, offering free admission to members of the military and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. OUMA is a member of the Southeastern Museums Conference, the American Alliance of Museums, and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. For more information, visit museum.oglethorpe.edu or call 404-364-8555.

Media Contact:

Renee Vary, 404-364-8868 or rvary@oglethorpe.edu

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