Morton Fine Art Presents Nate Lewis Hidden Tensions

By Editorial Team on March 19, 2018
Nate Lewis, Blurred Battles, 2018, hand-sculpted and inked paper photo print. Courtesy of Morton Fine Art.
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Opening Reception: Friday, March 23 from 6pm to 8pm
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About Hidden Tensions
In continuing my work with black figures I sculpt in unseen tensions of the past present and future on bodies with the idea of utilizing diagnostic lenses and contrast dyes to reveal erased and unknown histories and patterns.

Through the use of presence, absence, distortion and illusion and while in a time when the digital world has severe control of our information feeds I aim to challenge our lens’, the powers that hold our attention, and create opportunities for questioning and perspective alteration.

In my time working as a critical care nurse, we would use a multitude of lenses to gain a broad understanding of what is going on with any given situation to find homeostasis. While facts and diagnostic information can inform us of any given situation, without empathy and perspective alteration, our hearts will remain unchanged. – Nate Lewis, 2018

About Nate Lewis
Nate Lewis grew up in Beaver Falls, near Pittsburgh, Pa. Born 1985, Nate benefited from the cultural mix of his Trinidad-born father who was raised in Brooklyn and his white American-born mother, raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from VCU with his BSN and was a practicing critical care nurse for five years as well as professional fine artist. He has been awarded prestigious residencies at Pioneer Works and Dieu Donne in NYC, Agora Culture on Martha’s Vineyard and won a number of artist fellowship grants from the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities. Hidden Tensions is Nate’s third solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art.

About Morton Fine Art
Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector or enthusiast, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of substantive exhibitions and a welcoming platform for dialogue and exchange of original voice.

For further information and images, please contact Amy Morton: mortonfineart@gmail.com.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Morton Fine Art is located at 1781 Florida Ave. NW. For further information, visit www.mortonfineart.com.