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CRG is pleased to announce our next exhibition will be new work by New York artist Cathleen Lewis. For her first solo exhibition at CRG, Cathleen Lewis will install three works: Binary Oppositions, Extensions (Ethnic Signifiers) and Black. Binary Oppositions is comprised of 144 stainless steel panels each measuring 13 by 11 inches with various words and phrases silk-screened onto the panels. The words and phrases are all synonymous for “black” or “white”. The sources are dictionary definitions and conversational phrases. The title of the work is a suggestive reference to the tendency of contemporary cultures to reduce issues and the dialogue of race to simple opposites. Extensions (Ethnic Signifiers) is an installation of an accumulation of braids each made from synthetic hair and arranged to hang from ceiling to floor filling the gallery. The hair has been braided around millinery wire to give support and pliability. The title of the work makes reference to the practice of adding synthetic hair to one’s own hairstyle. With this work, Lewis continues her examination of social constructions via hair and it’s manipulation. Black is an installation of twelve bags crocheted from rubber and hung from ceiling to floor. There will be a reception for the artist on January 6 from 6 –8 PM. Visual material is available upon request. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 6 PM For further information please contact: Carla Chammas, Richard Desroche or Glenn McMillan