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Friday, October 24, 2014

Megan Lewis at Cantrell Gallery

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 4:08 PM

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Cantrell Gallery is holding a reception tonight (Oct. 24) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for artist Megan A. Lewis and her one-woman show at the gallery, "Paintings."

Lewis on her development as a painter:

In the early years of my journey as an artist, I was content to apply paint to canvas, somewhat indiscriminately. If there was anything I took away from my university art education in the 70’s and 80’s, it was that there are no rules. But over the years, I found myself stagnating as an artist. As a young writer might discover that a superb vocabulary is only as brilliant as the sentence structure that contains it, I came to realize that my lack of knowledge and discipline with regard to the basic elements of design were holding me back as an artist. This realization led to a lengthy course of self-study, which has included a lot of reading, a close examination of the master works of yesterday as well as the work of those who have followed in their footsteps today, watching demonstration footage over and over, attending painting workshops, taking figure classes, and of course, countless hours of practice in the studio. ... My creative inclinations have suffered no loss. Rather than being restricted by these timeless principles, I feel I have been liberated by them.


Lewis, a native of Kansas who earned a BFA in painting from the University of Kansas in 1982, moved to Little Rock in 1990 with her family. Here she has studied under watercolor artist David Paul Cook and painter Stephen Cefalo. The show will run through Dec. 24 at the gallery, 8206 Cantrell Road.



 

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