In Reclaiming My Time, G. Lewis Clevenger presents a show about his own relationship and trajectory within abstract painting. From the gestures of the American post-war abstract expressionists to the cooler color field painters, Clevenger traces what inspired him at a young age to paint.
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.