Tuesday, August 29
Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island Arts is proud to present the world premiere of Mark Lewis’ Arrival and Lounge, two films made at the iconic International Departures Lounge of Gander Airport. The 1950s-era terminal, built to accommodate planes that needed to refuel between North America and Europe, is considered to be one of the most important examples of Modernist design in Canada.
The screening will also feature a selection of Lewis’ recent films, including Things Seen and Valley, drawn from the series Canada. The artist will be present to introduce the films and offer an informal Q & A.
Mark Lewis is a Canadian artist living in London, where he is Professor in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and co-founder and co-director of Afterall, a research and publishing project. Recent solo exhibitions include Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Galveston, The Contemporary Austin. Lewis represented Canada at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. In 2016 he received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
Arrival, (2017) 5 min.
Lounge, (2017) 6 min.
Things Seen, (2017) 5 min.
Valley, (2016) 7 min.
Galveston, (2017) 7 min.
Snow Storm at Robarts Library (2015) 8 min.
Image: Mark Lewis, Canada (2017), film still. Courtesy Daniel Faria Gallery.