Apr 17th 2021

Cydney Lewis: Suspended in the Realm of Possibility

@ Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago

2233 S. Throop St, #419, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Saturday, April 17th, from 12PM - 4PM

On view through Saturday, May 1st

Reception: April 17, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment)

Open Studio Hours:
April 17, April 24, and May 1 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment)

Cydney Lewis is producing a new body of work in situ that will continue to develop and evolve during the artist’s residency at TSA Chicago. We invite you to visit during open studio hours beginning on Saturday, April 17, with a reception from 12–4 p.m. Additional open studio hours are Saturdays, April 24 and May 1. All gallery visits are by appointment only due to COVID-19 safety procedures. Information can be found below about safely visiting the gallery.

Through the transformation and manipulation of materials, Cydney Lewis considers the intersection of the natural, spiritual, and scientific worlds. Pattern, repetition, and constant movement form the foundation of her work, as she weaves together images of nature, technology, destruction, and beauty into landscapes that make the real surreal. Lewis observes nature’s perseverance and ability to adapt in our current landscape; through her work, she asks how we as humans might also coexist in harmony.

Lewis is a Chicago-based multimedia artist with a distinguished multidisciplinary background. She began in architecture, at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, where she received a BS in Architectural Studies; she also attended the L’École D’architecture de Versailles, France. The fluidity of her ability to transform materials reflects her mastery of ballet as well as her endeavors in film. Her art is held in private collections around the world, and has been exhibited widely, at venues including the Union League Chicago, Saugatuck Center of the Arts, Hyde Park Art Center, and The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. She has received various honors, among them residencies with Chicago Public Schools and Lyseloth Musikerwohnhaus Basel, Switzerland, as well as awards including Best in Show at Governor State University and the Black Creativity/Green Art Award from the Museum of Science and Industry.

Cydney Lewis: Suspended in the Realm of Possibility will run March 20–May 1, 2021. The gallery will be open to the public by appointment only on Saturdays, April 17th, April 24th and May 1 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and we will do our best to accommodate requests beyond those hours. To schedule an appointment to visit the exhibition, please visit our online calendar. Questions or requests to schedule appointments outside our normal hours can be sent to: chicago@tigerstrikesasteroid.com.

The number of visitors per half-hour slot will be limited to 2 people in order to allow for the recommended social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. Upon entering Mana Contemporary, please use the touchless temperature scanner, check in at the front desk, and fill out a brief form for contact tracing. The TSA CHI gallery is located on the 4th floor, and it can be reached via an attendant-operated elevator or the stairs. Thank you for your patience with these procedures during this challenging time.


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