Events

Sculptures By Lewis Tardy
Lewis H. Tardy

269-598-1713

info@tardysculpture.com

 Show Schedule 2020

Apr. 18-19        Mainsail Art Festival

                          Saint Petersburg, FL

                          CANCELLED

Apr. 23-26       New Orleans Jazz

                        & Heritage Festival 

                         New Orleans, LA

                         POSTPONED

June 13-14     Old Town Art Fair

                         Chicago, Illinois

                         TBA

June 26-28     Millennium Art Festival

                        Chicago, Illinois

                        CANCELLED

                        

 

 

 

 

Recent Awards
Award of Excellence. Miami Fine Art Show, Miami, FL 2019
Award of Excellence. Miami Bch. Fine Art Show, Miami, FL 2019
 
Best of Show, Third Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI 2019
1st Place Sculpture. Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, FL 2019

2nd Place, Bethesda Row Art Festival, Bethesda MD 2017

 

2nd Place 3-D, Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago IL 2017

 

Best of 3-D, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago IL 2016

 

Best of Show, West Loop Art Fair, Chicago IL 2015

 

Best of Show, Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, MI 2015

 

Best in 3D Metal, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2015

 

2nd Place Sculpture. Coconut Grove Art Festival, Miami, FL 2015

 

First Place Sculpture, Artigras, Jupiter, FL 2012

 

2nd Place Sculpture, Ft. Myers Arts Festival, Ft. Myers, FL 2012

 

First Place, SRAM Part Project, / World Bicycle Relief   2011

 

Best of Show, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, 2011

 

Judges Choice, Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio 2009

 

Best in 3D Metal, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2008

 

Best of Show, Main St. Art Festival, Ft Worth, TX 2008

 

Best of Show, Bayou City Arts Festival, Houston, TX 2007

 

FirstPlaceSculpture, Riverwalk Arts Festival, Naperville, IL 2007

 

Judges Choice, Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio 2007

 

Best of Show, Main St. Art Festival, Ft Worth, TX 2007

 

Best in Sculpture, Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2005

Bringing an inanimate to life necessarily derives from a tendency to deconstruct, assessing function and relation, to cull life from objects otherwise unaware. Lewis Tardy’s sculptures are conglomerates of parts discarded, then rescued, using found materials as an avenue for building characters that test temporal boundaries, and defy certainty. His inquisitiveness is manifest in the work, with philosophy posing as life and welding breathing as art. Others have welded before, but rarely with such precision and vision. From medical halo devices and copper cooling coils, to old camera parts and vacuum tubes, the intense three dimensionality creates a bond between the art and the observer; seemingly asking us inaudible questions about how our bodies work and how our psyche’s behave.  Oddly enough, these creatures communicate personality, so much so that I find myself waiting for one of them to fly off or drive away.

 

Evan La Ruffa

The Citrus Report

01/20/2010

 

 

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