Alexis Granwell and Rick Lewis
March 5 – April 2
Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space (MACAS) presents artwork by Philadelphia artist Alexis Granwell and Brooklyn artist Rick Lewis. Utilizing a variety of techniques and media, including painting, print and wall-mounted assemblage, the artists demonstrate their connection to place. Their work is as much about the performance of making as it is about the paradoxical tension between their use of fragile materials and the strength of their designs.
Granwell is inspired by the cycle of decay and renewal in the urban landscape. Using detritus from the city she assembles constructions that suggest new possibilities. Her prints incorporate the lines and patterns of topographical maps leading us to a visualization of a psychological geography.
Lewis’ art connects us to the Texan vistas where he grew up. His aesthetic has developed from his spiritual connection to the natural formation of the land. Rather than traditional landscape paintings, his work depicts the psychological perceptions of place, space and time.
MACAS is a small artist-run exhibition space in the northwest of Philadelphia. The gallery’s program is focused on connecting artists and artist communities through exhibitions that pair artists from different regions.
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