I've got a solo exhibition coming up at Artspace Richmond titled Secret Histories. It's on view July 27 - August 19 in the Main Gallery. Opening reception Friday July 27, 6 - 9 pm. Artist talk around 7 pm. Featuring a ton of mixed media collages made from discarded library materials, sculptures made from vinyl records, and weak hand blind contour drawings on paper. Hope to see you there.
5/23 though 5/28 I'm having a sale on my In Solidarity pieces from last year. Normally $300, now $175 postage paid. 9" x 9" weak hand contour drawing collages. Ink, date due slips, and punch cards on board. Grab one and help support my upcoming solo exhibitions at Artspace Richmond and Christopher Newport University this summer and fall. BUY HERE
The new Whurk Magazine is out and there's an article about Curriculum Lab. Pick it up at spaces across Virginia or read online HERE.
Opening day is Saturday November 4th. Come out to see and make some art!
‘Memento Mori’ at 1708's Satellite Gallery at the Linden Row Inn (Richmond VA) curated by Michael Pierce : runs September 4 - January 14 with an opening reception Friday October 6 and an artist talk panel on Thursday October 12th at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library.
'Current Art Fair 2017' at Main Street Station (Richmond VA) : runs September 28 - October 1 : I'll be doing a round table discussion Saturday September 30 2:30 - 4:30pm.
‘Benefit Art Auction’ at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE) : runs October 14 - 27 with a preview reception Friday October 13 and an art auction Friday October 27.
‘Think Small 9’ at Artspace Gallery (Richmond VA) curated by Santa De Haven : runs October 27 - December 17 with a preview gala Thursday October 26 followed by an opening reception Friday October 27.
‘Curriculum Lab’ at Studio Two Three (Richmond VA) created and curated by Jonathan Lee : runs November 1 - 19 (details coming soon...)
The first Curriculum Lab workshop trial happened at the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance last week. Trial number two will take place at Richmond Young Writers on Sunday July 23rd from 2 to 5 pm. You can sign your 11 to 17 year old up for it HERE. More opportunities to come...
My warped vinyl piece Hive Mind will be up at Sulfur Studios in Savannah GA as a part of the group show Pieced Together. Fellow Richmond artist and friend Blythe King also has a piece up along with 25 others from around the globe. Opens June 15th. Runs through July 1st. If you're around, check it out. More info HERE
Still working on the website, but more coming soon.
Working on the website. Needs an upgrade. You may see sections come off for a bit. Eventually you'll get a better site with more information.
I have a set of collages available in this year's Within Reach auction and exhibition at artspace, some of the last of the hands I made from date due slips in 2015. Opening reception is this Friday, February 24, 7-10pm and the live auction is Saturday March 11, 7-10pm. For more information go to artspacegallery.org
I have a new sculpture, Who Do You See? What Do You See?, in the Black Lives Matter Art Exhibition at First UUC - 1000 Blanton Ave, Richmond. 30 artists from a variety of backgrounds have been included in the show. Opens Friday Feb 3 and is up through March 24.
I will also have a new collage, Collective Autonomy, in Now See Us, Hear Us at Sediment Arts, a community response to the social political climate of the moment. Up through February 19th.
The store has been updated and reactivated. US orders only. International buyers get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
***From Nov 28 - Dec 16 2016, all profits from purchases will be donated to the ACLU.***
Also, if you see something on the site that you'd like to purchases but isn't in the store, contact me.
I will have new work available at Iridian Gallery's Bling It Out at Diversity Richmond on December 9th. There's a silent auction from 7 to 10pm, bids start at $25. Over 50 artists are involved, so there's going to be a lot to see!
I will also be making work live on December 10th at 1708 Gallery's Monster Drawing Rally. I'm in the third heat from 3:20 to 4:20. Everything is $65 and I plan on doing a few larger pieces that would normally go for $500 or more. Don't miss it!
I contributed to a piece for artspace's ArtRoulette and silent auction. It was made in collaboration with Anne C. Savedge, Genesis Chapman, and Jere Kittle, and is on view now through December 9th. A closing reception will be held from 7 to 10 pm. For more information, go to : http://www.artspacegallery.org/artroulette/index.shtml
My solo exhibition 'Renewable' is up now at George Mason University's Fenwick Gallery. It will be up through September. I'll be giving an artist talk there on Thursday, September 15th at 4pm. Most of the work has been posted here: http://jleerva.com/renewable/. If you're interested in any of the pieces, get in touch. The artist statement and catalog can be read here: http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Renewable-Catalog-11-3-16-1.pdf
New in the store: Four color screen prints of 'Election Year' (2016). 22" x 24". Edition of 16, signed and numbered. Printed at Triple Stamp Press, Richmond VA. $150 each.
Have a great 4th weekend and I hope summer is good to you. Hanging the show at GMU in a few weeks. More updates soon.
My drawing collage 'Election Year' is being made into two short run, 24"x22", screen printed editions to coincide with my show at George Mason University. A very limited run on birch veneer and a short run on library board. These will be up on the website soon, so check back in the coming days.
Here's the final label art from my collaboration with Katie McBride for Ken Rayher's new brew for Hardywood. Bottles available now.