- See a Slide Show of my work in"Two Artists One Space", 2013, at the Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
- My work is included in the book "Hyperdrawing : Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art", publication with I B Tauris, September 2012
A shadow could be seen as a drawing because it meets certain traditional criteria: it translates 3D information into 2D format, using edges, value and a form of perspective. But, unlike a traditional drawing, a shadow is a stenciled image created without traditional drawing skills.
I'm interested in how this idea can be used to create drawings that reflect my own era, with its deskilled processes, factory production, virtual space, etc. It seems appropriate to apply industrial approaches to drawing - but in service of artistic exploration and experimentation rather than commercial production.
With painting and drawing available as expanded concepts, and interchangeable with installation, I pose that... New drawings can occur in real time, and be separated from their support; they can be controlled by electricity, enlarged, reduced, created and destroyed instantly. They have a physical relationship with the object being depicted; and they are completely accurate depictions but are not illusions. Exploration is ongoing.
Heather Lewis’ work has been shown in solo and group shows in galleries in the United States and abroad including the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York ; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey; The Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Affordable Art Fair, London; and The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is in private, public and corporate collections including those of Perth City Council in Perth, Scotland; Art in Hospitals in Edinburgh, Scotland; and Chevron UK Limited, in London.
Heather is a British visual artist, born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, currently living and working in the USA. She obtained her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, Scotland.