September 7 – October 9, 2016
Gibbs Street Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, September 16, 7 – 9 PM
In a hyper-mediated and connected world, former VisArts Bresler Resident Artist Corwin Levi longs for experiences and places where he feels lost. Relying on his own wits and senses allows him access to a heightened, expanded awareness that fades when the GPS system is activated. In his solo exhibition of paintings, void drawings, video and void photographs, Levi concentrates on waves and the stars. He builds a metaphorical relationship between these vast unknowable spaces and the possibilities in the outer physical world and within individual personal experience.
About the Artist
Corwin Levi is a mixed media, project-based artist who whose practice centers around transforming ideas into experiences. He has shown across the country and been awarded fellowships and artist residencies both here and internationally.
Levi also enjoys including participants in his work, and has collaborated with other artists, the general public, and students of all ages, including a special high school class whose sole project was to create an installation for a museum. He has also curated shows and related materials, most recently working with artists such as Kiki Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, DJ Spooky, Amy Cutler, and others to publish a new collection of Grimms’ fairy tales.
Solo shows include the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico, Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC, Blackfish Fishbowl Gallery in Portland, OR, and James Madison University in Virginia. Residencies include the Roswell Artist in Residence Program, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Elsewhere, the Millay Colony, Willapa Bay, Ucross, and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. Curations include Mirror Mirrored: A Contemporary Artists’ Edition of 25 Grimms’ Tales, Kirkland Arts Center, WA, and Rice University, TX. Corwin has a BA from Rice University, an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, and a JD from the University of Virginia.