Tony Lewis: free movement power nomenclature pressure weight
In his expansive drawing practice, Tony Lewis uses action and language to explore communication, presence, and authority. Focusing on graphite powder as a basic material element, his works emphasize the body through scale, tension, and imprint.
This catalog was made to accompany Lewis’s first solo museum exhibition, free movement power nomenclature pressure weight. It features a selection of Lewis’s new and recent work: large format glyph-based works on paper from his most recent series featuring Gregg Shorthand; a new iteration of a room-scaled floor drawing that take on sculptural dimensions; and a nail-and-rubber band text piece drawn from what could be described as the artist’s most endeared source, Life’s Little Instruction Book.
The catalog includes texts by Rose Bouthillier, MOCA Cleveland's Associate Curator, and art historian Julian Myers-Szupinska. It includes sixteen full plates, and additional images that provide a glimpse into Lewis’s studio and process.
47 pages, 10 x 8 inches
Soft cover, black and white