Joe Lewis (born 1953 in New York City) is a visual artist, photographer, musician, and art critic. He was dean of University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
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In the artist/theorist tradition of Robert Smithson, Joseph Nechvatal is a pioneer in the field of digital image making who challenges our perceptions of nature by altering conventional notions of space and time, gender, and self... Nechvatal successfully plunged into the depths where art, technology and theory meet.
"Joseph Nechvatal at Universal Concepts Unlimited," in: Art in America Magazine, March 2003. pp.123-124.One of our core beliefs was that significant art could be made by anyone, anywhere and anytime. You didn’t have to live and work in New York City to be an artist. It was in line with the philosophy of Outsider art and movements for artistic "localism."
Walter Robinson. "Joe Lewis: Clairvoynace" at artnet.com, 2015.I’d like to think I have somehow connected or tapped to our collective subconscious, but in a sense I am just pulling ideas off the morning news. The real challenge is to make art out of these bits and pieces of our reality. I am a third-generation artist raised in the ghetto who was classically educated. This had its assets and liabilities.
Walter Robinson. "Joe Lewis: Clairvoynace" at artnet.com, 2015.
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