Douglas Lewis’ artwork examines and plays with environments between social and public spaces, using constantly evolving mediums that including video, photo, audio, sculpture, installation and performance. His most recent exhibition was at Unit #1 Gallery, Beijing. His exhibition record includes exhibitions across Canada, in USA, England, Croatia, South Korea and China. His work is in private collections across Canada.
Cruickshank brings the domestic object into a new space somewhere between its origin and end. Here, turning a brush into whistle, the usefulness of the former Is celebrated (when at rest) by the beautiful uselessness of the latter. Unrelated tasks are joined and whatever the small impediment, a marriage of true minds.
My subject matter is art (objects, artists, institutions) and the search for my position within it. I feel like a devout believer in art, searching for its meaning and trying to work out if I can legitimately call myself an artist, yet at the same time an irreverent sceptic who thinks “What the fuck are those bricks on the floor?”