Art Gallery of Hamilton presents Mark Lewis Films

The Art Gallery of Hamilton presents two films by Mark Lewis, from January 14 to May 21.


Art Gallery of Hamilton

Organized and circulated by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal as part of the MOMENTUM series, RUSH HOUR, MORNING AND EVENING, CHEAPSIDE (2005), captures the moving shadows of pedestrians in the slanting light of morning and end of day when the sun, low in the sky, stretches silhouettes magnificently along the ground. By simply inverting the image, Lewis composes a never-ending rush hour, with early morning perambulations sweeping past in continuous movement, right to the “golden hour” that precedes sunset. This film from the Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal has been made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Museums Assistance Program. FORTE! (2010) was filmed as the artist flew over the Italian Alps and a Napoleonic fort. Born in Hamilton, Mark Lewis is now based in London, England. His work has been shown widely around the world to enthusiastic notices, particularly for his contribution to the 2009 Venice Biennale of Visual Art where he represented Canada. In 2007 he was the winner of the inaugural Gershon Iskowitz Prize. Forte! is curated by Melissa Bennett. – www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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