Till We Find the Blessed Isles Where Our Friends Are Dwelling, by Nathan Lewis.

Hamden Art League to host Nathan Lewis

At the Tuesday, September 13th meeting of the Hamden Art League artist Nathan Lewis will present on the Concepts and Techniques of his paintings. Lewis is known for his large scale narrative compositions and an intensely naturalistic painting style. In this presentation he will discuss his paintings, the ideas and cultural references behind them, and give a rare look into the process used in creating them. The presentation will include images of his work spanning the last 12 years, as well as time-lapse videos recording the creative process. The time-lapse videos are created through a web cam set up in his studio to take a picture every two seconds. It records and compresses the life of paintings that took 40-100 hours into 3-5 minute videos of the process.

Nathan Lewis is currently a tenured Associate Professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He is a California-born artist who received his MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He also studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and in St. Petersburg, Russia, and received a BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut. Lewis' work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, is in many private collections, and has been published and reviewed in the New York Times, the New York Press, International Artist, Art in New England, the Boston Globe, and the Huffington Post. He has received numerous grants, including one from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts, and a URCG grant to research painting in Belgium and France. He has been the recipient of multiple residencies and has given lectures on his work throughout the US. Nathan Lewis is represented by Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery.

The HAL meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in the Social Hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Refreshments and socializing begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the artist's program at 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. If the library is closed due to inclement weather the meeting will be cancelled.

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.