Glenn Lewis

Glenn Lewis graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1958, was an apprentice at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall (1961-63), a member of Vancouver’s art collective Intermedia (1966-73), and Director of the Western Front (1978-86). Lewis’s creative production over the past forty years is moved forward by way of continuing experiments in painting, ceramics, sculpture, performance, photography, video and installation. His practice during this time has dealt with: concepts, the commonplace, collaboration, nature mythology, texts (his own and literary), and appropriation. This was enacted in numerous exhibitions, performances, and research in Japan, India, Iran, Italy, Turkey, Stuttgart, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Antwerp, Calgary, Los Angeles, Oakland, Berlin, Budapest, Amsterdam, New York, and other cities; and in commissions such as the Great Wall of 1984, National Science Library, Ottawa. In 1968 Lewis presented one of the first performance artworks in Canada (Flour Piece) and an early video-performance piece (Japanese Pickled Cabbage) in 1969.

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