Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016
Tony Lewis has formed a distinct visual vocabulary that integrates poetry and text with the properties of abstraction. His monochromatic drawings pull from various visual and written sources, ranging from the personal to the political. To create Anthology 2014–2016, Lewis deconstructed hundreds of Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, reordered them, and shaped them into poems through a process of erasing, editing, and rearranging dialogue. Each poem is assembled as a collage of individual drawings that explores the collaborative nature of creativity and authorship, leaving meaning open to a range of interpretations.
With texts by Betsy Johnson, Melissa Chiu, Tony Lewis, and Theaster Gates, and a visual essay by Karl Haendel.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2023
8 x 10 inches