TheArtBlog Reviews ‘The Noble Amateur’
Lewis Colburn Get Praise
Artblogger Sam Newhouse calls The Noble Amateur “imaginative”
Though the exhibition had closed, Sam Newhouse wrote a very flattering review of our newest member Lewis Colburn’s debut show at NAPOLEON. According to Newhouse, Colburn’s work is a reflection on the role of artists in society:
Colburn’s use of the figure of “The Noble Amateur” could be a dig at contemporary artists who resemble these aristocrats, or it could be a more personal expression of his own mixed feelings about artistic labors. Perhaps, as “Centennial (American Still Life)” seems to suggest, Colburn sees the artist as a soldier barricaded from the outside world, with only the tools of the trade to defend himself.
Of the show itself, Newhouse says:
The works of Lewis Colburn defy easy categorization, but they are generally concerned with storytelling and conceptions of history and truth; and Colburn seems to see art as a playful way to stimulate viewers’ imaginations.