Martha Lewis | SO Attracted

 

Martha Lewis 
SO Attracted (1.)
, 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis 
SO Attracted (2.)
, 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (3.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (4.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (5.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (6.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (7.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (8.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (9.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (10.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (11.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (12.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (13.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (14.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (15.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (16.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (17.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (18.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (19.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
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Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (21.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
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Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (23.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
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Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (25.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (26.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (27.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (28.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (29.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (30.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (31.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (32.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (33.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (34.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (35.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse
Martha Lewis
SO Attracted (36.), 2017
Suite of Polymer Monoprints on Kitakata with India ink and graphite
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Brad Ewing
Published by Planthouse

$600 each

 

Planthouse’s latest print publication is a suite of monoprints by artist Martha Lewis, which will be on view at the E/AB fair. Lewis was featured in the 2015 Planthouse exhibition Fold, curated by Jeff Bergman and Rachel Gladfelter of Pace Prints. Drawing on ideas she dealt with in her three-dimensional drawings on crumpled paper in “Fold”, the new suite of monoprints reflects Lewis’ interest in areas of physics and mathematics relating to space and the perception of objects within space. She cultivates a lack of scale in her work, creating elements that could be massive or tiny (or both simultaneously), that maintain relationships with natural forms and still remain abstract. The monoprints conjure the epic and the banal: an imagined collision of two ce- lestial “membranes”, and the mundane reality of crumpled paper as discarded idea. Through the process of creating the monoprints Lewis explored a form in multiple states. She flattened a ball of crumpled paper with a book press, then inked it as a matrix and put it through an etching press with a sheet of rice paper. Lewis then drew on each impression with India ink and graphite— sometimes on both sides of the sheet—and marked them with the day they were altered. The unique works can be arranged sequentially by date, or in conversational groups. As Lewis claims, “one may organize the images to get different combinations and diVerent results: all are true.”

 

Martha Willette Lewis creates drawings addressing science and the history of knowledge. Recently she has been working on a series of three-dimensional drawings based on ideas in physics and math, which follow the folds and volutes of complex crumpled surfaces. She has shown nationally and internationally, including at The Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, the Tricycle Gallery, London and The Tides Institute and Museum in Eastport, Maine. Martha received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University and is part of a collective art group called Overflow, which includes Eva Mantell and Melissa Marks.Martha Lewis will be Artist-in-Residence at the Yale Quantum Institute for the academic year, 2017-18.

Martha Lewis will be Artist-in-Residence at the Yale Quantum Institute for the academic year, 2017-18.