Joe Lewis

Weaver Writer

220 Oak Street apt 1109, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 2E1

Phone: 416-594-0987 fibre_quarterly@ yahoo.ca   

Education: Self taught

Solo Exhibitions

 

2012 White (collar) Work, Station House Coffee Shop and Gallery, Via Rail Station, Brantford On.
2002 Yukon Sketches, OR, Guild Hall, Whitehorse, YT
2000 Velvet Highway and Other Journeys, Material Matters, Toronto, On.
1999 Patchwork; Reconstructing the personal, Artspace, Peterborough, On.
1997
Construction, part two, Cameron Public House, Toronto On
part one, College Street Bar, Toronto, On.
1996
Surface, part two, Eye Of The Storm, Toronto, On.
part one, Street City Bikes, Toronto, On.

Land Weather Family, part three, Myxed Media Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.

 

1995
Land Weather Family, part two, Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto, On.
part one, Caffe Senator, Toronto, On.
1994 Flight, Cameron, Public House, Toronto, On.
Baroquecoco Trash, Bloomsberries Clothing and Art, Toronto, On.
1993 Story, Express Café, Toronto, On.
1992
New Work, part two, La Hacienda, Toronto, On.
part one, Express Café, Toronto, On.
1991 Land (e)scape Memory, Levity, Toronto, On.

The Nancy Ward/Residency Project, Artspace, Peterborough, On.

Reference, Cameron Public House, Toronto, On.
1990 Flowers and Other Things, Express Café, Toronto, On.
1989 Pain, Cameron Public House, Toronto, On.

Confessions of a caffeine addict, Rivole, Toronto, On.
1988 Dirt, The Extra Space, Toronto, On.

New Work, Broadview Gallery, Peterborough, On.

Myth and Object, The Rainbow Room, Toronto, On.

Barbie's Dream House, Artspace, Peterborough, On
1987 Juggery, Trent University Women's Centre, Peterborough, On.
1986
The Barbie Show, part four, Tulip Café, Paris On..
part three, The Rainbow Room, Toronto, On.
part two, Peter Robinson College, Trent University, Peterborough, On.
1985
The Barbie Show, part one, Metropol Espresso Bar, Calgary, AB.


Selected Group Shows
 
2012 Variegated Threads, Curated by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, 
2011 Fibremen International Exhibition, Kherson Local Lore Museum, Kherson, Ukraine. 39 makers from 14 countries
2010 Telling Tails: Woven Narrative Textiles: by Joe Lewis and Kathy Schicker Berkeley Castle Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2007  pieceWORK. Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, On.

 

2006

2000
Stocking Stuffers, Pentimento Fine Arta Gallery, Toronto, On.

Foundations' Peterborough Arts Unbrella, Peterborough On.
1998 Instant, Olivia Thompson Gallery, Toronto, On.
1996 Wear, object referencing the body, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB.
1995 New Land, Daniel B. Sponagle Gallery, Toronto, On.
1994 Home, South Logan Salvage, Rescue, Scarp and Art, Toronto, On.
Curated by Garth Barriere

Middlemarch, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, On.
Organized by the Literary Press Group
1992 AIDS Memorial Show, A Space, Toronto, On.
Curated by Clamorous Intentions
1991 Images For Life, Evelyn Amis Gallery, Toronto, On.
Curated by Spencer Row
1990 Raw Fantasies, Artefect, Toronto, On.
Curated by Philip Carins
1989 October Rage, The Extra Space, Toronto, On.
Curated by Michael Allen
1988 No Bill C-52, Weller Potovsky Gallery, Toronto, On.

The Erotic Show, Artefect, Toronto, On.
1987
The Exchange Show, part three, Artspace, Peterborough, On.
1986
The Exchange Show, part two, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, On.
part one, K.A.A.I., Kingston, On.
Peterborough selection Curated by David Beirk
The X-Mass Show, Gallery 101, Ottawa, On.
Curated by Dennis Tourbin
1985 Taking stock, The Next Wave, Artspace, Peterborough, On.
Curated by David Beirk.

Selected Performance Work

1995 Small Business, 16mm film by Rita Listner, Toronto, On.
''joe'' lead male

1993 Dishfunktion, an evening of performance work by joelewis and Metia Winkler at Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On.

1992 Rochdale, a play by Friendly Spike Theatre, Poor Alex, Tarragon Extra Space, Toronto, On. 'postman' a projected character

The Nancy Ward, in concert reading of script for 12 voices, at Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On. Writer / performer

1990 My Secret Kitchen, a performance piece by and with Margaret Dragu, at Artspace,The Market Hall, Peterborough, On. ''Art Director'' super numerary

1987 Where e You Goin' The Mall, solo multi media performance, writer/performer, Producer / Director, Garth Barrierre / Synk Productions
Western Front, Vancouver BC, 3rd Vancouver Fringe Festival
Stage 8, Edmonton AB., Gone with The Fringe

1986 She Should Have Stood In Bed, a courtly entertainment for S.G. Taylor
during ''this moment is an Eternity'' installation/performance at Gallery 101 in Ottawa, On.

Where You Goin' The Mall, solo muti media performance
Multi Cab 5 regional performance festival,
Arstspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On.

''...nice day'' solo Dance piece, Choreographed by Jane Mappin
La Groupe Des Place Royal, workshop performance
Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On.


Selected Readings

1992 from Disfunktion...
Open Country Books, Calgary, AB.
The Union Theatre, Peterborough, On.

1991 Disgo, Dhatgo, improvised story telling
Friendly Spike Theatre, Benefit, Toronto, On.

Sync Cabaret Too, open mike, July- August, weekly
M.C. and improvised serial story

1990 Betty Stories, improvised serial story,
Yo, open mike nite, Feb.-May
The Love Club, Toronto, On.

And I Do Sing, book launch.
The Union, Peterborough, On.

1989 Fashion is Not Your Friend, poetry Reading
Hangman Pub, Peterborough, On.

1985 Ode to Italy, poetry reading,
Ten Foot Henery's, Calgary, AB.

1984 Two Narratives, short story reading,
A Gala Night of Performance,
Artspace, The Market Hall, Peterborough, On.


Publications

Ode To Italy, synk Ink, 1985, poetry chap book
Where you goin' the mall?, synk Ink, 1987, comic book
Better never than late, synk Ink, 1989, comic calendar
Dishfunktion: a deconstruction of the micro wave safe, pas de chance 1994, novel


Articles and Reviews

''lewis vision...'' Catherine Jenkins,
Arthur, Trent University student paper, Vol. 4 no. 12, 1983

''Barbie Doll'' Martha, Tancock, Peterborough Examiner, Jan. 17, 1986

''...Comes to town'' Garth Barriere, Go Info, Dec. 1986

''Where you going'' James Adam, The Edmonton Journal, Aug. 21 1987

''...crowd baffled'' Neal Watson, The Edmonton Sun, Aug.20 1987

''...some funny'' Lloyd Dykk, The Vancouver Sun, Sept. 17 1987

''Home Unstable'' Jake Baken, Arthur, Vol.22 no.6 Oct. 1987

''Hard Questions'' Andrew McPhail, Extra, no.107, Aug. 1988

''Expressive...'' Lisa Lowe, Arthur, Sept. 20 1988

''Artistic Cabaret'' Chris Corrigan, Peterborough, Examiner, Jul.5 1991

''Queen West'' Garth Barriere, Extra, Feb. 21, 1992

Beyond the Studio: Joe Lewis Holding the Torch High by Graham McCracken, Fibre Focus Volume 53 Number 3 Autumn 2010


 

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