Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Paintings for Days and Days and some quilts an on-line auction of a selection of my early works

#JoeLewisArt you might want to know ...On the other hand I am / my work is in one of the two competing art collections (father and son's) in Canada's richest family. 

"Wanted Not: portrait of a Timothy Findley Biography" mixed media on canvas 24" X 18" 1994 . Private Collection. Sold at Middlemarch, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, On. Organized by the Literary Press Group April 1994 photo provided by the Literary Press Group.



Double Landscape, Acrylic on canvas board 12” x 14” Joe Lewis © 2014 -
SOLD
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In an attempt to my attending the European Textile Networks next conference in May 2015 I have started to have spur of the moment on line auctions on facebook. The first "8 Paintings in 8 Days" was organized by David Bateman and featured Landscape Sketches and Paintings from / inspired by Water Valley Alberta and Gore’s Landing Ontario done in early 1990s . It took place from October 24 until November 2, five of the eight paintings met the opening bids some exceeded them. three are still available as of November 11 2014


Weather Map, acrylic on plywood 24”x 12” Joe Lewis ©1995 - SOLD


Water Valley Alberta, tempera and watercolour on sketch book paper 12” x 9” -Joe Lewis ©1995 -
SOLD

Water Valley Weather Acrylic on canvas board 12”x 9” Joe Lewis ©1993 SOLD

Small Islands in Rice Lake in Gore's Landing, watercolour 11” X 15” ©1995 - SOLD

 Update January  19 2015.  Sold on Facebook

 'Approaching Drumheller and some Hoodoos,' 
acrylic on Stonehenge paper 24” X 9”  Joe Lewis © 1993 Sold
 
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Works on Hold
"House Proud Early Man" Acrylic on canvas board 12” x 9” Joe Lewis © 1992 
 “Lee Ryder’s Pick up Truck” quilt with varnish transfer, Tufted and embellished with embroidery and buttons, 10” X 7” Joe Lewis© 2002, with peel off Fig Leaf.


The above two works did have what I assumed were firm offers made on them but no payment has been forth coming. If they have not been paid for by the end of January they will be for sale again
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Works for Sale
 
The three remaining paintings are available and more small pieces (including textile works will be coming on sale over the next few weeks.

Gore’s Landing Storm 2
tempera watercolour, sketch book paper 18” X 12”  Joe Lewis ©1995 -
$ 125.
If you would like purchase this please cut and paste this title into an e-mail  to velvethighway@gmail.com


Water Valley Weather, acrylic on canvas board 9”x 12” Joe Lewis © 1993
 $ 100
If you would like purchase this please cut and paste this title into an e-mail  to velvethighway@gmail.com


"Guy at Sunset" 9 X 12, acrylic on canvas board Joe Lewis© 1992. $125.00.
If you would like purchase this please cut and paste this title into an e-mail  to velvethighway@gmail.com

Double Landscapes College 
 Six more landscape works now available as December 10th 2014   



  #1 untitled, 9 x 7 acrylic on paper Joe Lewis © 1993

 # 2 untitled, 10 x 7 acrylic on paper Joe Lewis © 1993


 # 3 untitled, 10 x 7 acrylic on paper Joe Lewis © 1993


 # 4 untitled, 10.5 x 7.5 acrylic on paper Joe Lewis © 1993

 # 5 untitled, 9 x 7.5 acrylic on paper Joe Lewis © 1993

# 6 untitled, 9 x 7.5 acrylic on paper Joe Lewis © 1993


Payments can be through PayPal or money order, if you are in Canada an e-transfer can be used 

 

If you are not in the market for a small Painting Sketch or Quilt you think about buying a copy of my e-poerty book: And I Do Sing for $10.00

To purchase And I Do Sing through PayPal follow this link 


What others are saying about And I Do Sing..


“Reflecting on the rage of having a lover torn away, Lewis envisions all tomorrow’s parties ended. A personal snapshot of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, And I Do Sing expresses the visceral intensity evoked by the loss of a lover, journeying forward to re-embrace life and memory. “
Catherine Jenkins
Catherine Jenkins has written two books, a poetry collection blood, love &; boomerangs and a novel Swimming in the Ocean, both published by Insomniac Press.


“Like the very best rock songs that refuse to stop playing in your mind, the poems in And I Do Sing are powerfully musical and fiercely intelligent. They are helpless, tender, sometimes funny and lit by a rage akin to prayer. Lewis sings not just for himself but for all who have lost someone important for all the wrong reasons.”

Ursula Pflug 
Ursula Pflug is author of the novel Green Music and the story collection After The Fires http://ursulapflug.ca/index.htm  
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About : David Bateman is a poet/ play write/ painter and cultural worker, he wrote the introduction to the E-edition of And I Do Sing, as well as organizing the first 8 Paintings in 8 Days event on facebook.

You can read his latest reviews on his Blog here http://batemanreviews.blogspot.ca/


Saturday, August 16, 2014

artist does stripe tease, not really I just gave a talk at the Hastings Fibre Festival





well I thought I saw just going to embed the facebook album of the talk but I don't seem to be able to do that today so I just putting a link to the album instead. (if you want to see the pictures)



Hasting’s Founders Fifth Annual Fibre Festival
Friday, August 15, 2014,
Hastings Civic Centre, 6 Albert Street, East,
Hastings ON

After having attended this event since its beginning 5 years ago I was invited by its organizer Dr. Skye Morrison PhD to give a talk at this years event. 

the premise was:

Textile Talk: A look at 10 years of editing an on-line magazine covering Textiles Crafts, Arts and history in Canada while being a maker, jacquard weaver and traveller to Textile conferences in the Canada, Europe and the US,


Imagine me sitting in your living room on a big comfy couch with a bottle of bourbon beside me and a bucket of ice. now sit back and listen. 45 minutes later I stop to take a breath.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154505596165311.1073741848.890860310&type=1&l=3fc535b82c


The End
take a look at the album its easier or invite me over to sit on your big comfy couch

Saturday, June 14, 2014

But I can sing This in response to not being able to play a musical instrument.




video

I have been known to break into song at the drop of a hat. this hat was dropped during my "The Nancy Ward" residency at Artspace in Peterborough  Ontario July/August 1990 during the weekly "Synk Cabaret" that I hosted through out that summer.


Thursday, January 09, 2014

Crochet A Story Line Or Things My Father Taught Me a story in many parts by Joe Lewis © 2014

Crochet A Story Line Or Things My Father Taught Me

 a story in many parts

by
Joe Lewis © 2014

Part 1 


a ball of crocheted yarn.



Crochet A Story Line Or Things My Father Taught Me

 a story in many parts

by
Joe Lewis © 2014

Part 2


Crochet A Story Line Or Things My Father Taught Me

 a story in many parts

by
Joe Lewis © 2014

Part 3 

is really part one or at least the beginning of this story




January 19 2014:
first it was yarn, then a single crocheted line now has been doubled and further along tripled. all done in a home with two cats and a small cat size dog #aCrochetLine


September 13 2014:
it has been 8 months since last worked on this now the crocheting continues this is the second level of crochet being done with the first strand. I has gone from 1470 inches long to 330 inches long #aCrochetLine

 

 this is the third level. it has now gone from 330 inches long to 66 inches long #aCrochetLine



this shows the yarn. the single crocheted strand, doubled, tripled and quadrupled #aCrochetLine


January 23 2015
#aCrochetLine At 4 levels it was ½ “ high , 1” wide and 18” long without front and end single string/ yarn



January  23 2015:
#aCrochetLine At 5 levels it is 2” high, 4 “ wide 2 loops and 4.5 “ long


January 23 2015: 

#aCrochetLine At 5 levels it is 2” high, 4 “ wide 2 loops and 4.5 “ long . This is now complete in terms of crocheting a solid cube, it is more of a lump then a cube but it is all interlaced crochet it is not folded as some people suggested.

a Facebook conversation took place on January 23 2015 it went as follows

 Facebook Comment: forget about the finished product...I think the photos of the process are much more interesting.

 Joe Lewis: from concept through process to prototype (useful or useless) documenting it was part of the process. the performance so to speak is the #JoeLewisArtWork which is one of the reasons I made the videos not as an after though but as another component. Just as posting on line, in facebook, on YouTube and in my blog becomes the artwork along with /rather then the object alone.

Facebook Comment:  Joe what role does the viewer play, if any?

Joe Lewis::  the viewer completes the process by turning the whole into what it is. as vegetables, fruits, grain and animals when processed through agriculture it becomes food when its eaten, not when it is cooked

 After Thoughts
If I didn't value an audience why would I put my work on line to be seen making things may have many steps, but unless or until it is seen it is just something i made, once seen it is "art".