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.
I've posted the 10 pieces I made for my collaboration with Katie McBride for Hardywood's Brewer & Artist Series. They appear on the label of Ken Rayher's Große Teufel Lichtenhainer Ale, which will be released this Friday, May 27th. The release event is 4 - 9 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, available on draft and in 750 ml bottles.
Within Reach - Group Exhibition and Art Auction
Curated by Michael Pierce & Elaine Rogers
at Artspace - Zero East 4th St RVA 23224
Opening Reception : Friday February 26 2016 : 7 – 10 pm
Silent Auction Bidding Begins, Free & Open to the Public
Live Auction : Saturday, March 12 2016 : 6:30 – 10 pm
Tickets: $10.00 (I'll have 7 pieces available)
Details and more information at: artspacegallery.org
Here are a few shots of my pieces from Monster Drawing Rally at 1708 Gallery. Tons of fun! Thanks to everyone involved. I just put a few related pieces in the online store.
Some of my other work is up at Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond until Feb 19th . There's a framed drawing set and a framed collage set next to a wall I covered with 60 weak hand blind contour flowers which are available for $25 each or $60 for 3.
Manufactured Faces, Performative Spaces
Curated by Michael-Birch Pierce
Opening Reception Thursday December 10th 7 to 9 pm
Up Through February 19th 2016
at Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond
1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Saturday December 12th at 1708 Gallery
6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally 12:30 - 5:00 pm
60 artists in 3 shifts, I'm in shift 1 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm