November 4 – December 16, 2016
The art, archaeology and artifacts of past civilizations inspire Robert Lewis’s sculpture. Intrigued by the layering of visual information left by empires, cultures, and the whims of nature, he has traveled to experience these things in their full dimensions and in the context for which they were intended. He uses imagery from archeology and classical art and architecture, along with references to pop culture, literature, films, graphic novels and current events. The disparate artists who influence Lewis range from Bosch and Caravaggio to Frank Frazetta and the illustrators of D.C. Comics. He regards each piece as a perpetual work in progress; for him, they are never quite finished. His goal is to give the viewer the sense of wonder and excitement he experiences during their creation in the studio.