Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Louis St.Lewis, by framing contemporary personages within his distinctive artistic point of view has produced a cult of the personality, not the least of which is his own.

Lawrence J.Wheeler, Director
North Carolina Museum of Art

Daphne & The Folly of the Duc Du Bois

In the world of art today, originality is an endangered species. Most artists simply copy prevailing styles, and the result is a feeling of deja vu in the majority of galleries you visit. That is not the case with the art of Louis St.Lewis, who is currently showing at Jernigan-Wicker Fine Art. While definitely one of Andy Warhol's feral offspring, St.Lewis possesses a true originality that slaps you directly across the face with its freshness, brashness and honesty. Not one to play it safe, the artist goes way out on a limb, and lures you out to those fragile branches with his enchanting creations and biting wit.

The San Francisco Chronicle