Tony Lewis finished his master’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago just two years ago, but the 28-year-old Cleveland native has had more success than many twice his age. Last year his work was featured in the Whitney Biennial, and this year his schedule is jam-packed with, among other things, a solo show at the new Shane Campbell Gallery in the South Loop and a group show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. His often large-scale drawings appear abstract and spare, speaking to issues such as language, identity, and the sensibilities of racism, and his source material is text based. Similarly, his walkup apartment in Pilsen is minimalist but well stocked with items that are part of his creative process. Take a look at some of his favorite things.
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