Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2017, 6-9 pm
Franc gallery presents a series of photographs and ceramic works from Glenn Lewis, made in his residency in San Bao, China.
“The advantage of working by hand is in the pleasure and satisfaction of working all the steps in the process and finally taking pride in a successful completed project. It involves an ethical appreciation and an involvement in a creative and perceptive community that is difficult to achieve in a factory job. Because half the population is already involved in hobbyist activities and ‘crafting’ which is satisfying work, the government in its wisdom needs to make a change in its policy priorities. It should promote, support and advance the world of art, hobbies, crafts and other cultural activities as a primary response to the coming unemployment challenge. This could help avert potential severe societal and political upheaval. It is important to return people’s freedom of control over their own working production process. Art, crafting, photography (including video and film), music, dance, and writing should become required subjects at all levels of education.”
-Glenn Lewis, 2017