“Lines and Shapes.”Emery Lewis's abstract paintings and drawings reflect his need to document the world as he sees it through the use of experimental tones, line, bold gesture, and subtle color. Some inevitable illusion to the human figure, either in whole or in part, is a very critical component.
He uses this illusion to create his own unique forms that suggest a particular emotional state. Often, his oeuvre has religious and spiritual meanings.
Primarily through acrylics, charcoal, and crayons, Lewis can achieve an enormous range of expression. His paintings are often mysterious and haunting, and sometimes even disturbing. He says “pushing the limits,” that is what he is all about; using various media in non-traditional ways.
In his artistic process, he first builds up his painting surface with random lines and shapes that slowly accumulate until the painting itself begins to “dictate” its own direction and evolution. Most often, the final form is amorphous. Rarely are his images literal. It is an organic journey for him from beginning to emotional finish. But do not be mistaken, his moody voice is uniquely his own, painterly sculptured in lines and shapes and color.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday Gallery Walk: September 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
406 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Street parking is difficult to find in Downtown Washington, D.C. There are several garages near the gallery. Fees average $15.00 - $20.00 per day. It's best to take Metro. Click here or on the map to see a larger version.
Directions from Metro Stations
Yellow & Green line Archives/Navy Memorial - Walk up 7th Street to 406. Gallery is on left.
Red line Gallery Place/Chinatown - Exit station at 7th & F Streets, NW Walk down 7th towards D St. to 406 7th St.