Opening reception May 2nd 2015 6-10pm
On view from May 2nd to May 30th
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 North Sycamore St Santa Ana, CA 92701 USA
Special opening night performances by
EDT-Embark Dance Theatre
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE:
A unique collaboration with artist and photographer, Echo Lew. His installation at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art will feature his famous light drawings. Embark Dance Theatre will be performing live as he demonstrates how he creates these beautiful works of art.
Orange County (2015) – The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Echo Lew in his upcoming solo show and performance “Drawing in Space” opening May 2nd 6-10pm. Mr. Lew’s signature style includes ‘light drawing’ where he uses a digital camera with long exposure to catch his ‘drawing in space’ or ‘dancing with lights.’
Art critic Peter Frank writes about Mr. Lew’s work, “In each of his Light Drawings, to paraphrase Paul Klee’s famous phrase, Lew goes for a walk with a line. Or, more to the point, he goes for many walks, and runs, with any of several lines. The density of linear activity Lew captures, left as such or enhanced, can describe not just arcs and traces, but thick textures and surging luminescences, ineffable atmospheres and ominous spaces. Lew’s images often suggest the tangled notations of a multi-pronged Rapidograph pen. But nowhere do they rely on the physical earmarks of drawing – variations in pen pressure, the vagaries of ink, or even the grace of the artist’s hand. Rather, they concentrate our attention on the appearance of line itself – line as image, that is, not as notation, as webs of paths rather than as traces of gesture, reflections on rather than records of movement.”
Echo Lew is a self taught artist living and working in Los Angeles. His artworks are featured in galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Japan, Italy, Taiwan and China.