Clevenger - Carouselle

Carouselle

2018–19

acrylic on canvas

54 x 72 inches

Clevenger - When We With Sappho

When We With Sappho (A Poem by Kenneth Rexroth)

2019

acrylic on canvas

72 x 54 inches

Clevenger - Whoopise Daisey

Whoopsie Daisey

2019

acrylic on canvas

54 x 72 inches

Clevenger - Here Comes The Night

Here Comes the Night

2019

acrylic on canvas

54 x 72 inches

Clevenger - Eurydice

Eurydice

2019

acrylic on canvas

72 x 54 inches

Clevenger - Election Day

Election Day

2018

acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 inches

Clevenger - The Road to Roussillon

The Road to Roussillon

2019

acrylic on canvas

40 x 46 inches

Clevenger - Julep

Julep

2019

acrylic on canvas

40 x 46 inches

Clevenger - Feast

Feast

2019

acrylic on canvas

46 x 40 inches

Clevenger - Deliberation

Deliberation

2018-19

acrylic on canvas

36 x 30 inches

Clevenger - Hibernation

Hibernation - After Morris Graves

2019

acrylic on canvas

30 x 32 inches

Clevenger - Aix

Aix

2019

acrylic on canvas

30 x 32 inches

Clevenger - Azalea

Azalea

2019

acrylic on canvas

30 x 32 inches

Clevenger - Papier Déchirage

Papier Déchirage

2018

acrylic on paper

45 x 32 inches unframed

Clevenger - Le Chevall

Le Chevall

2018

acrylic on paper

45 x 32 inches unframed

Press Release

For the month of June, the gallery is pleased to present the abstract paintings of G. Lewis Clevenger. Clevenger’s interest in abstraction has always been a personal and sometimes emotional response to the world that we live in. His paintings are born out of both an individual and collective rhythm, influenced by poetry, nature, and everyday banalities. Small things develop into the biggest picture, hence the title, De Minimis / Maximus, the yin and yang between what is minimal and minor and what is grand and major. Simultaneous with his Russo Lee show, Clevenger will open a feature exhibition of abstract paintings in Moving On, in the governor’s office at the Oregon State Capital Building in Salem from May 26–July 25, 2019.

 

Clevenger is known for his dynamic paintings of hard-edged abstracted forms, textural surfaces, and curvilinear lines. The artist combines media to create a compositional harmony between the rigidity of one shape and the irregularity of another. Referring to moments that are unplanned but experienced, he draws inspiration from within, collecting a visual repository of images drawn from memory, recollection, reality, and dreams.