Opening Reception: November 3, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present It’s Just My Nature by G. Lewis Clevenger. Over the past 20 years, Clevenger has been absorbed in the nature of abstraction. Recently while working on an abstract painting, it occurred to the artist that the work was taking on strong aspects of the natural world. Clevenger went with that idea: the paintings in this exhibition come from memories of places the artist has been, as well as by creating his own dynamic imagined landscapes.
Portland artist G. Lewis Clevenger studied at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. His work has been exhibited at numerous one-person shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. He was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2004 and is a three-time Oregon Biennial selectee. His work has been shown in notable museums including the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Bellevue Art Museum. Clevenger’s work is part of several public collections including, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, the Portland Art Museum, the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, MI, the Jordan Schnitzer Foundation in Portland, OR, the Meyer Memorial Trust in Portland, OR, and the Mid-Century Properties LLC in Palm Springs, CA. Clevenger is also included in many private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.