I ART NY Interviews Jason Clay Lewis

Listen or read the newest I ART New York episode featuring Jason Clay Lewis from the series “Humanizing role of arts in the wake of the public health crisis”

Part II of a special series in which I ART New York invites three previously interviewed guests to respond to the COVID 19 pandemic. The series brings to fore the inherent resistance and constructive strategies created by artists and curators in the face of difficult and chaotic realities.

Jason Clay Lewis is an artist, curator, and Director of The Royal @ RSOAA (gallery) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Lewis discusses The Royal gallery's online summer exhibitions, their recently launched online artist-registry, and his artist Interview project begun last year. We also delve into his art practice and discuss his recent paintings as well as his reaction to the Covid-19 lockdown in New York City. Check out The Royal's latest exhibition "REMAKE / REMODEL", co-curated with Amelia Biewald.

This interview was recorded May 30, 2020.

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REMAKE / REMODEL

July 31, 2020 – August 30, 2020

Curated by Amelia Biewald and Jason Clay Lewis

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present, REMAKE / REMODEL a group exhibition curated by Amelia Biewald and Jason Clay Lewis featuring artists Nicole Awai, Julia Blume, Michael Pribich, Esperanza Cortés, Kris Rac, Cecile Chong, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Yuliya Lanina, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Julien Tomasello, Tessa Krieg, Elena Chestnykh, and Benjamin Cabral.

The seemingly endless storm of recent events has me thinking of ways artists interpret and process their surroundings. The creation of art reflects the artist’s response to their world, and that can be both beautiful and ugly.

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Annie Forrest & Molly Bergstrom

Social Distance

April. 17th – May. 17th, 2020

Curated by Ilona Golovina and Jason Clay Lewis

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present, Social Distance a group exhibition curated by Ilona Golovina and Jason Clay Lewis featuring artists Annie Forrest & Molly Disa Bergström, Yuvraj Khanna, Ye Fan, Shannon Finnell & Kristi Cole, Ruofan Chen, Cait McCormack, and schwartzy.

We all find ourselves in a difficult situation, stuck alone in our homes with no physical interaction and connection with family and friends. The work in the exhibition reflects on isolation and the mental hardship of being alone.

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