Social distancing, segregation, isolation, lockdown can easily sum up our lives in the past two years. Dale Lewis, through his news paintings, responds to his own experience of Covid-19. “No Place Like Home” reflects on how social distancing and enforced segregation have had an impact on intimacy, pleasure, solidarity and loss, focusing on gay and LGBTQ+ communities.
The exhibit, hosted by Block 336, represents the artist’s singular vision of life in and out of lockdown, highlighting the experience of the intense isolation, tragedy and absurdity of Covid consequences.
The tragic outcome of Covid-19, emerging from Lewis’ works of art, is a fragmented society, where underrepresented groups suffer even more from marginalisation.