David Carmack Lewis began his art career as a newspaper staff artist in the 1980s. His oil paintings explore narrative and metaphor, among the oldest tools of art, to find new meaning in the familiar. His work was featured in a solo exhibition last winter at the Coos Art Museum in Oregon. His visual essay on fire and fossil fuels, entitled “A God in the Hearth” began during his residency at Playa in 2014 and culminated in a series of shows in 2016 and 2017. A catalog of that work was funded by the Ford Family Foundation and The Oregon Arts Commission. Since 2016 he has also worked on several large scale public murals using the same visual vocabulary as his studio work. Mr. Lewis currently lives in Portland, Oregon.