When asked how, and why, Lewandowski-Lois has a thing for machines, she usually replies, “my father (Joseph Lewandowski) and my mother (Laura Godlewski) met when they worked at a spark plug factory in the industrial city of Syracuse–and sparks flew. So machines are in my DNA!” (As a testament to their love, Rosemary Lewandowski was born a year later in 1930, a child of the depression.)

“Lewandowski-Lois’ paintings leave you wondering why Léger, a pioneer in revealing the esthetic potential of industrial forms, bothered to simplify them as he did. Léger’s simplification even begins to seem more like emasculation.”

 

JOHN CANADAY, THE NEW YORK TIMES