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Art Now! Presents: Tau Lewis

Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:00 pm
North Campus Building (NCB)
Room: 117
Tau Lewis

Tau Lewis' self-taught practice is rooted in healing personal, collective and historical traumas through labour. She employs methods of construction such as hand sewing, carving and assemblage to build portraits.
She considers spaces of erasure, what they might hold, and how we can re-access these spaces as generative information centres through storytelling and imagination. Her work is bodily and organic, with an explicit strangeness. The materiality of Lewis’ work is often informed by her surrounding environment; she constructs out of found objects and recycled materials. She connects these acts of repurposing collecting and archiving with diasporic experience. Her portraits are recuperative gestures that explore agency, memory and recovery.
(b. 1993) Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include: Frieze New York, Atlanta Contemporary, Jeffrey Stark, NY, Shoot the Lobster, NY, Night Gallery, LA. Recent and forthcoming group exhibitions include: MoMa PS1, New York, Chapter Gallery, New York, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, New Museum, New York.


This Artist talk is part of "Art Now!", a course offered by the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. The course focuses on current contemporary art production, both locally, nationally and internationally. 
All Artist Talks are FREE and OPEN to the Public! For more information or to enroll in the course, visit:

Liza Eurich

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