News

Residency and Mural Commission:

'Brane (Medium/Yellow)

I am delighted to announce that my work has been selected for a commission and I will also have a forthcoming Artist Residency at The Yale Quantum Institute, Starting in September.

The Yale Quantum Institute serves as a forum to bring together experimental and theoretical researchers at Yale in the field of quantum information physics, quantum control, quantum measurement, and quantum many-body physics. The Institute also runs an active visitors program to bring in quantum information scientists from leading institutions worldwide, and hosts conferences and workshops in sub-fields relating to its core mission. It’s a great honor for me to have the chance to participate in the life of this institution and to collaborate with it

It’s a great honor for me to have the chance to participate in the life of this institution and to collaborate with its denizens.

Read the full announcement here.

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Exhibit:

I am pleased to be included in the exhibit

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars

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The show opens June 29, 2017, and runs until Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT, 06510

The official invitation is here broadstripesandbrightstarsinvite

and a very nice article about the show in the Huffington Post is here

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Exhibit: a new 2017 edition of my “Protest Eggs” are included in the Nasty Women exhibit in New Haven. This sprawling group exhibition will be raising money for Planned Parenthood and will include visual art, performance, and spoken word.

Nasty Women, the storefront first floor of the Institute Library, 845 Chapel Street, March 9 – April 8, 2017.

The eggs were featured in this recent article in the Hartford Courant:

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50% of all protest egg sales goes to Planned Parenthood– the eggs are available individually or by the half-dozen.  They sell for $200 each or six for $1,100. plus shipping . Custom angry phrases are available, they make a great gift. These are hand-painted wood, signed by the artist. To contact me about purchases please send an email with “protest eggs” in the by-line to: Marthawlewis (at) gmail.com.

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I am pleased to be moderating the panel State of the Union as a part of the new series: Cultivating Collectors at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan Connecticut.

Thursday March 30, 6-8pm, Silvermine Art Center Auditorium. Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

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“Recognizing the need to develop and cultivate art collectors in our area, and to help further establish the credibility of Fairfield County as a strong arts and cultural community where art is created, discussed, enjoyed, bought and sold, the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and Silvermine Arts Center are co-producing a series of panel discussions early in 2017, culminating in an Art Fair in New Canaan in the Spring.

We open March 30 with a “State of the Union” panel review of the state of the business of art collecting and art sales locally and nationally with a panel of local gallerists. The panel includes Fernando Luis Alvarez, Isabella Garrucho, Fred Giampetro, and Amy Simon. The panel will be moderated by Martha Lewis, artist, curator-in-residence at New Haven’s Institute Library, educator and radio host. Aimed at fellow gallerists, collectors and artists, the discussion will review the field, recent developments, the challenges and issues of working locally versus in New York, nationally and internationally. What’s changing in the field? What is needed to make the business thrive?”

for more information and to get tickets visit here 

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A  presentation of my work at the

Yale Quantum Institute, Tuesday, April 4 at 3 pm, YQI Seminar Room,  17 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven CT.

So Close I Can Almost Taste It: Transitory Models and Objects, is a part of the Quantum, Art, and Music series of nontechnical talks:

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The Yale Quantum Institute launched a new series of non-technical talks in Spring 2017. The goal of these talks is to complement the Colloquia Series already in place at the institute with subjects related to science and quantum physics but observed from different angles. By attending these lectures accessible to a large audience (made of a diverse population distributed from undergraduates to professors and staff as well as New Haven residents), we are all invited to reflect on how the contribution of science play a role in our daily life.

This series is co-sponsored by The Franke Program for Science and the Humanities, a program at Yale that aim to foster communication, mutual understanding, collaborative research and teaching among diverse scientific and humanistic disciplines. This talk is open to all and will be accessible to students and the wider university public.

More information can be found here

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Exhibition:
Overflow: Martha Lewis, Eva Mantell, Melissa Marks & Laura Watt
November 3 – December 18
Artists’ reception  November 4, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m
Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, Choate Rosemary Hall
332 Christian Street, Wallingford CT, from .
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
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Martha will have her studio (The Elaboratory) open at Erector Square on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th from 12-6 pm  as a part of City-Wide-Open-Studios, more about that here.
A live broadcast from WPKN including this month’s edition of Live Culture will take place there as well, featuring conversations with some of the participating artists and organizers.
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My Installation Little Ice Age: A Visual Calander which marked the unusual climatic aberrations of 1816 in honor of the Eli Whitney Barn’s 200th birthday. The site-specific work was shown there as a part of 2016 City-Wide-Open-Studios in October was covered by the press here and here
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I am excited to announce my participation in The Tide is High an exhibition on Governor’s Island, NYC, September 3-25. The show will be open every weekend throughout the month from 11am-6pm for the duration of the Governor’s Island Art Fair. Our building is the first house on Colonel’s Row from the Manhattan side and will be well marked with a banner.
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Participating artists are: Julia Bland, Robert Calafiore, Caroline Chandler, Kris Chatterson, Vince Contarino, Chris Coffin, Jon Cowan, Deborah Dancy, Philip Knoll, Martha Willette Lewis, Becca Lowry, Adam Niklewicz, Susan Manspeizer, Portia Munson, Matt Phillips, Gina Piccirilli Hayden, Erika Ranee,Ben Rosecrans, Gerald Saladyga, Nichole Van Beek, Daniel Weiner, and Jody Wood.

The Tide is High is a partnership between the Silvermine Arts Center and Empire Historic Arts, and is curated by Michael Levinson, Chris Joy and Jeffrey Mueller. For more information please visit: https://govisland.com/

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I am proud to present my latest curatorial venture:

The Floral Ghost: Philip Taaffe, Susan Orlean and Planthouse Press 

September 10 – October 22, 2016
The Gallery Upstairs  at
The Institute Library,
847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 -7:30 pm:
A special Panel talk and book signing
with print publisher/gallerist Katie Michel and celebrated visual artist Philip Taaffe, this event will be
moderated by the Curator of Modern Books & Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library, Timothy Young. 

Reserve your Tickets Here Tickets are $15 non-members and $10 for Library Members. Consider becoming a member today-Proceeds from the ticket and book sales will go towards supporting The Gallery Upstairs at the Institute Library!

The exhibition offer at the gallery a sumptuous exhibition of the two print editions of The Floral Ghost published by Planthouse Gallery, New York. This exhibit pairs for the first time both editions of this elegant and nuanced book project. The 2016  book The Floral Ghost, by Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe, features Philip Taaffe’s silkscreen monotypes. The deluxe portfolio edition for the 2014 show The Floral Ghost presents prints by artists: Simryn Gill, Florian Meisenberg, Katia Santibañez, Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli, and Anton Würth, together with a broadsheet of Susan Orlean’s essay. 

Copies of the trade edition of The Floral Ghost may be reserved by emailing Karen@institutelibrary.org and paid for at the Panel event. The cost of the book is $20.

more about The Gallery Upstairs at The Institute Library 
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I am pleased to present a project I have created with
 
Everything Nice:
re-imagining the NHFPL Cake Pan Collection
 
Featuring the work of:
Regan Avery, Anita Gangi Balkun, Megyn Craine, Roxanne Faber Savage, Kathryn FrundMartha Willette Lewis, John O’Donnell, Rashmi
 
Organized by Martha Willette Lewis and Ashley Sklar
 
 
The Ives Gallery,
New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06510
September 12 – Nov 4th during regular library open hours

Opening Reception:
September 12, 5:30-7:30 pm

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Martha is pleased to announce that she has been appointed Curator-in-Residence for the Gallery Upstairs at The Institute Library in New Haven, CT. She is organizing a schedule of exhibitions and programming of visual works that relates to words, literature, writing, books, archives or collections. More about the gallery here.
 
Her first exhibit organized for the gallery as Resident Curator- Tasha Lewis: The Art of the Page, A Visual Edition of Joyce’s Ulysses- was just featured in Louis Menand’s Bloomsday article for the New Yorker Magazine. Read it here.
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Martha is included in issue 154 of Atlas- Art News and Reviews– read it here
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(image: Martha Lewis Crushed ‘Brane (small/blue) monoprint and drawing on paper, 2016)

 
Event
 
Martha is proud to announce that she has been selected to participate in this year’s 2015 NAKFI conference:
Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Transation and Realization November 11-15  2015
This event was organized in collaboration with The Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.
More information here.

Press
 
Martha’s site specific installation The Method Of Loci , built in the abandoned offices of Mr. A.C. Gilbert in the former Erector Set Factory as a part of New Haven’s City-Wide Open Studios was featured in a photo essay in the Daily Nutmeg. See here.

 Exhibition
 
 
Sound&Vision: an exhibition of fake album covers by artists,
October 2-31
The institute Library, 847 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT.
Closing party/live broadcast/silent Auction
October 31 7-10 pm
more here
buy tickets to event here
All sales benefit The Institute Library and WPKN FM.

Monthly Radio Broadcast

LIVE CULTURE with Martha Willette Lewis, airs the last Saturday of every month from 11-12 noon on WPKN RADIO, Bridgeport, 89.5 fm and streaming online. Listen now: Live Culture 7 Live Culture 6 Live Culture 5 Live Culture 4 Live Culture 3 and here Live Culture 2 Live Culture 1   To find out more click here. To sign up for broadcast updates click here.  


Exhibition

FOLD ANDERS BERGSTROM, MARTHA LEWIS, MATT MAGEE, AND RACHEL OSTROW April 24- May 27 2015 Planthouse Gallery 55 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001 more information


Article

Martha Lewis’ studio at Erector Square in the New Haven Independent

 


Overflow Blog: an ongoing conversation between Martha Lewis, Melissa Marks, Eva Mantell and Laura Watt click here


 

Press

MARTHA WILLETTE LEWIS: AN UNREAL ATLAS By JEFF BERGMAN

December 11th, 2013

in The Common, HERE


The Breaking of Tulips: Unwrapping Books 20th March -26th May, 2014 The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford UK.

Working with 30 invited artists,curatorial collective Metron return to collaborate with the University of Oxford Botanic Gardens in the third in the series of Unwrapping Books exhibitions.   The artists will make work in response to an historic archive of gardening chronicles. The exhibition, sited throughout the Gardens, will reflect the changing research interests and environmental concerns of a scientific institution through the imaginative filter of artists from a range of disciplines, including dance, sound and the visual arts.   Students from City of Oxford College have also been invited to respond to the articles and show work in an offsite exhibition space in East Oxford.   Project artists are: Marco Betti, Susie Canning, Clair Chinnery, Tom de Freston, Laura Degenhardt, Patricia Drew, Alan Franklin, Gabrielle Hoad, Kate Hammersley, Sally Howkins, Diane Jones-Parry, Elaine Le Corre, Jim Le Fevre, Martha Lewis, Mel: (Dominic Lash, David Stent, Chris Stubbs), Ruth Millar, Thomas Nicolaou, Annabel Ralphs, Tom Ralphs-Laman, Emma Reynard, Prue Robinson, The Durds:, Christine Sturridge, Nia Walling, Kate Willis.

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden Rose Lane, Oxford, UK

About the exhibition and Metron About Oxford Botanical Gardens


NEVER A DAY WITHOUT A LINE: DRAWING FOUNDATIONS AND FRONTIERS

Watch the Video from the conference February 15, 2013 at the PHYLLIS HARRIMAN MASON GALLERY, The ART STUDENTS LEAGUE Of NEW YORK 215 West 57TH St, New York, New York   Moderated by James L. McElhinney, featuring Juliette Aristides, Martha Willette Lewis, Dr. Katherine E. Manthorne, Michael Oliveri, John Rise, Ephraim Rubenstein and Julie Taggart, with respondent Peter Trippi.

www.theartstudentsleague.org


Watch a video studio visit: Gorky’s Granddaughter Martha Lewis Studio interview


Selected works are available for viewing in the following locations

Works on paper:  Pierogi 2000’s Flatfile  

177 North 9th Street,

Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 599-2144   For more information, please visit: http://www.pierogi2000.com/   Limited-edition book works:   Central Booking For more information, please visit: http://centralbookingnyc.com/   Works on paper and prints:   Artspace New Haven’s Flatfile 50 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 772 – 2709 For more information or to book a viewing, please visit: http://www.artspacenh.org/collection/index.htm