El Lewis: Voyage to ATLantis at MINT, Atlanta

By October 23, 2021
El Lewis, Torodial Bubble, 2021; luster archival paper, 20 by 30 inches. All images courtesy the artist.
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El Lewis, Nautilus, 2021; canvas, 24 by 36 inches.
El Lewis, Poseidon’s Portal, 2021; luster archival paper, 20 by 30 inches.

“As a recipient of ‘W.A.G.E.’ programming, MINT Gallery presents, Voyage to ATLantis: A Future Imagined Black, a series of photographs by El Lewis, in addition to metal objects sourced globally from his private collection. Lewis’ passion for design and science fiction reveals our ability to reimagine our available objects and materials, in order to find a place we call our own. Deep thematic references of belonging and home intertwine with Lewis’ vision of an imagined future. 

Lewis’ affinity for storytelling is centered around the Black imagination and how marginalized communities have had to weaponize their mental stamina to combat systemic racism. Vestiges of historical trauma birthed Lewis’ ideas of new worlds where Black people can be free to be, create, and prosper. V.T.A explores how creativity is a form of hope.” 

from the exhibition text

El Lewis, Pillar of Hercules, 2021; canvas, 24 by 36 inches.
El Lewis, Lost Empire, 2021; canvas, 24 by 36 inches.
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El Lewis, Atlantic Corner, 2021; luster archival paper, 20 by 30 inches.
El Lewis, Octavia and Pluto, 2021; luster archival paper, 20 by 30 inches.
El Lewis, Geo Sumer, 2021; luster archival paper, 20 by 30 inches.

El Lewis: Voyage to ATLantis is on view at MINT in Atlanta, Georgia through November 6.

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