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Lewis to explore intricacy of artists’ interconnections, inspiration

Lewis to explore intricacy of artists’ interconnections, inspiration

Stanley Lewis has a big piece of white posterboard covered in artists, their art and thick black lines connecting them. It was the easiest way, he said, to convey the spiderweb of associations in his mind.

“It looks much better on the poster than it does when I’m saying it, because God, it’s a mess,” Lewis said. “When you look at this poster, you really get the idea that there’s a lot of cross-connecting.”

Chautauqua is the stage for Lewis’ explorations into mural-making because of the freedom he finds teaching at the School of Art and the beauty of the setting.

The artists that Lewis will talk about in his lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hultquist Center include José Clemente Orozco, Jackson Pollock, Robert Thompson, Hans Hoffman, Hale Woodruff and Jan Müller. Lewis’ lecture spans multiple countries, exhibitions and time periods, but links all those artists together through their influences on one another.

Genre paintings focus of final VACI lecture

Genre paintings focus of final VACI lecture

Stanley Lewis watched a School of Art student begin a painting last week and immediately was captivated.

That instant transformation of a blank canvas into a forum of ideas and expression is what Lewis, an instructor at the New York Studio School and the School of Art, loves about painting.