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Jeff Rivers

Jeff Rivers is an African-American, self-taught visual artist, designer, and community advocate from Columbia, SC, who works to empower minority groups through social impact art programs and art education. 


Jeff Rivers' practice is a mixed media blend of painting and drawing that combines the figurative with abstract landscapes. Rivers uses fabric in his paintings to 'dress' the figure to create life-size representations of people documented from his daily experience.  Memory and a sense of place are conjured through these figures. The texture of the fabric invites the viewer to engage with the work in close physical touch and intimacy, however, the anonymity of the figures accentuates a sense of isolation and emotional detachment. 

The JEFF Show
Curated by Ayrika Hall
May 3rd-May 18, 2024

Opening Reception, May 3, 2024. 7-9pm
1901 W. Chicago Ave, 60622

Closing Reception, May 18, 2024. 6-10pm.
1901 W. Chicago Ave


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