Keith Lewis The Saddest Aisle

  • 1239 Broadway
    Suite 801
    NY, NY 10001
  • April 19 - May 23

There is one place at every Goodwill where the sorrow and sense of abandonment hangs heaviest: the aisle of misfit baskets, the saddest aisle. – Keith Lewis

We are pleased to present Keith Lewis: The Saddest Aisle in partnership with Gallery Loupe, on view at TJL April 19th – May 23rd, 2024.

Baskets, rescued from the saddest aisle of a Goodwill thrift shop in Ellensburg, Washington, where Lewis lives, serve as both inspiration and material for the American jeweler’s latest series of brooches and pendants.

Join us April 19th at 7:00 PM for an Opening Reception! RSVP here.

Artist Bio

  • Keith Lewis

    Prior to a career in jewelry, Lewis was a scientist, having received a B.S. in Chemistry from Dickenson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1981. In 1983 he began studies toward a PhD at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, where he became a committed gay activist, particularly involved with AIDS education and social services. After working as a chemist for several years, Lewis decided to pursue art, earning his M.F.A. at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in 1993. In 1994 Lewis began teaching Jewelry/Metals/Design at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, where, since 2006, he holds a Distinguished Professorship. In 2022 Lewis was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council. Lewis has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions and definitive books and his work is represented in several public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; and Die Neue Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.