I arranged this painting using compositional devices borrowed from Edouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass. I have always enjoyed the spectacular nature of Manet’s painting and we share many similarities as artists. We both have been influenced by the history of painting, the flatness of Japanese prints, and the idea that imagery can be multifaceted in its relationship to the viewer. Our work also exists outside the boundaries of the established and accepted conventions in our
My solo exhibition Project Fusion is now open to the public. The exhibition will be on view until October 14th 2022. The reception will be held on October 13th from 4:30PM -6:00PM The exhibition features 14 works ranging from 2019 - 2022 and the works are a mixture of mixed media drawings and oil paintings. #art #contemporaryart #artexhibitions #ForgetMeNotsLand #FMNL #contemporarypainting #painting #rogerallancleaves #soloexhibition #artcollector #artcurator #afrofuturism
Here are some recent pictures of my exhibition Ground Breaking located in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University. It will be up until October 24th.
Mon - Thurs: 7:45am - 11Pm
Fri : 7:45am - 4:30PM
Sun: 1 - 11PM #Memphis #ChristianBrothers #BeverlySamRossGallery #artexhibition #installation #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #rogerallancleaves #UWMadisonalumni #UniversityofMemphisart #theforgetmenots #contemporarypainting #southernartist
It's been a long day of working outside in the heat to resolve the sculptures for my upcoming show. Making sculptures always gives me ideas for future paintings. It opens up doors in my mind that I probably wouldn't go through if I stuck to two dimensional work. I like when I have the opportunity to make objects that exist in space.
These sculptures look and feel like loose abstract paintings to me, but they are made in a slow and thoughtful manner. I'm working using an ad
I was recently featured in ArtAscent. I answered a call to artist to respond to the idea of youth. I'm really pleased with the write up about my work. I will post a link when they release the publication in the next couple of days. It really makes me feel good when people write about my work without trying to skirt around the ideas that I put into all the creations in my studio practice. It's impossible to understand my work without that insight. As a creator I don't set o
If you have not had a chance to check out Monsters Marks at AMUM the University of Memphis museum, please stop by and take a look. Below are a few snapshots and that is just the tip of the iceberg. For more information check out this link: http://www.memphis.edu/amum/exhibitions/monstermarks.php #contemporaryart #memphis #memphisart #musuem #artcollector #artcollections #curatedexhibitions #artexhibitions #art #painting #photography #monstersmarks #rogerallancleaves #wangechi
You can check out my work in the spring issue of ArtMaze Mag. I was selected for inclusion by, art critic and editor of Hyperallergic Magazine, Benjamin Sutton. It is a honor to be included in this international publication with so many talented artist. Please check out the complete list and pre-order a copy ! http://artmazemag.com/spring-issue-7/ On the cover: Howard Fonda, ‘Untitled’, oil and colored pencil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches #rogerallancleaves #artmazemag #artmaze #
I have some work in Monsters Marks. I hope you can check it out. I'm also in the a group exhibition titled A World Away in Jackson, Mississippi and you can read about it here! Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) / 3750 Norriswood Ave., 142 Communications and Fine Arts Bldg.March 25 - July 28th (Reception: March 25 3:00pm - 6:00pm) Awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, works featured from Memphis collections make us think about how we define m
A World Away is open for viewing at the Mississippi Library Commission in Jackson ,MS. 3881 Eastwood Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39211 It will be on display until April 26th 2018. The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) and the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) have partnered to showcase artists adjudicated through MAC’s annual Visual Artist Fellowship Grant program. The exhibits, on display at the MLC building at 3881 Eastwood Drive in Jackson, will feature some of Mississip
What rings true? What deserves to be placed on a pedestal for review. Bookie, the main character from my narrative, is exploring these ideas in the current chapter I am writing. I have made a few paintings exploring some of the sculptures in the story. The sculptures are made up partly of scraps that are found in the Land of the Forget Me Nots and from things that Bookie has encountered in other worlds he has explored. Horseshoe elements are plentiful in the Land of the FMN.