Juxtapoz Magazine - Tau Lewis: Vox Populi, Vox Dei @ 52 Walker Street, NYC

Juxtapoz Magazine – Tau Lewis: Vox Populi, Vox Dei @ 52 Walker Street, NYC

52 Walker is delighted to announce its fifth exhibition, Vox Populi, Vox Dei, which will feature new get the job done by New York-primarily based artist Tau Lewis. Employing numerous sculptural techniques, Lewis produces colorful, totemic varieties that counsel legendary territories outside of our have. At the gallery, the artist will current a team of six new sculptures created from salvaged textiles and other identified elements in a polygonal installation that will serve as a phase for an inaudible discussion. The monumental forms—which assortment from 7 to in excess of thirteen toes tall—will uphold a corporeal arena for those who move among temporal and heavenly realms.

Adhering to her presentation Divine Giants Tribunal at the 2022 Venice Biennale, Lewis continues to generate anthropomorphic varieties inspired by those in Yoruban mask dramas—ones which are spiritually activated by the wearer and the audience, and, by extension, their neighborhood. In building the masks, Lewis develops their identities and narratives in an middleman globe that implicates our ancestral pasts, non secular and cultural similitudes, and multiplanar existences. Deriving concepts from eschatology, Vox Populi, Vox Dei puts forth a joyful declaration of getting: taking the form of a phase on which to enact and actuate this ethereal sphere, the installation employs the apocalypse not as a motor vehicle for destruction but alternatively as a platform for transformation.

Born in Toronto, Tau Lewis is a self-taught artist who lives and performs in Brooklyn, New York. Lewis was a short while ago provided in the 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition The Milk of Desires, curated by Cecilia Alemani. The Public Artwork Fund also commissioned perform by the artist to be involved in the 2022 team presentation Black Atlantic at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. The artist will have forthcoming solo exhibitions at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris Hayward Gallery, London Haus der Kunst, Munich and the Institute of Present-day Art, Boston. Lewis is represented by Night Gallery, Los Angeles, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Her do the job is held in the collections of Grinnell University Museum of Artwork, Grinnell, Iowa Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Institute of Modern Artwork, Miami Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, Library Selection, New York and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.