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Lewis Art Gallery


Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
The Lewis Art Gallery is located on the third floor of the Academic Complex at Millsaps College. The Gallery's "Emerging Space" exhibits new media, film and installation works by artists exploring the limits of their mediums.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Gallery Director: daniel johnson, 601-974-1762, 601-497-7454
View past seasons in the Lewis Art Gallery Archives


Spring 2014

“Tear Down, Build Up, Tear Down, Build it Up” Jonathan Metzger and Brandon Barr
January 20 – February 7
Lewis Art Gallery and The Emerging Space

Jonathan Metzger
This work explores the space between my father’s work shed and my mother’s kitchen. It is between these two spaces that I find myself, and create an alternative reality. Growing up in a conservative, farming community, within a family of boys. 

Brandon Barr
Brandon Barr is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in digital media. Barr received his MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in Alfred, NY and BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute. Barr has exhibited work internationally including China and Brazil. His recent work explores abstraction in post-cinematic media through sculptures and installations.

Gallery Talk Friday, January 31 2pm AC 335
Reception to follow in the gallery 

“Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern” a touring show
Featuring: Kim Beck, Megan Cotts, Corey Escoto, Brian Giniewski, Crystal Gregory, Kate McGraw, Anna Mikolay, Helen O’Leary, Alex Paik, and Lilly Zuckerman
February 12 – March 26 Lewis Art Gallery 

This group exhibition revisits the reductive aspects of modernist abstraction and explores its impact in a contemporary context. The ten participating artists critically digest the visual tools of repetition, rhythm and pattern.

Their inquiries into the lineage and fundamentals of abstraction are often infused with a personal and subjective anecdotes. Through rigorous formal investigation, these artists iterate broadly; from wrought family history to slap dash humor. The interjection of this material often repudiates the precedent tones of modernist minimalism. The exhibiting artists approach this work through a variety of media ranging from installation and paintings to glass and ceramic. The visual simplicity echoes against a sincere and pointed investigation of materials, aesthetics, history and context.

Gallery Talk and Reception - March 5th 7pm AC335

Millsaps Student Show
April 4 – April 30 Lewis Art Gallery

An open call exhibition to all Millsaps students. To submit work, email gallery director daniel johnson at johnsda1@millsaps.edu. Show will be juried by local artists.

Submissions due Monday, March 31

Millsaps Senior Show – Katy Birdwell
April 14 - May 5 The Emerging Space

Gallery Talk Friday April 25, 2pm Art History Classroom 335