New York's Lyons Wier Gallery will host a new solo-show by the great Tara Lewis between Jan 30 - Feb 22 - just in case you were looking for a new excuse to visit NYC again!
“Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "Hell Yes!" a fresh, new series of portrait paintings by Tara Lewis, for which she portrays real-life subjects adorned with incongruous props, artist-made t-shirts and satin pageant sashes boasting pop culture text idioms. Her portrait process happens organically as models go through her wardrobe, accessories and props to discover a 'persona'. These 'play-dates' serve as a pivotal ingredient for her practice as they are the underpinning of the subsequent photoshoot that serves as the source material for her paintings. Referencing this initial imagery, Lewis explores celebrated cultural forces such as the Lone Ranger, high school cheering squads, home-court basketball, yearbook superlatives, track shorts, tube socks and tennis headbands which feature in the work.“
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