Sunday, July 11, 2010

A dream comes true

My dad was an inspiration to me in many ways, but especially in his art. Like him, I started out as a photographer and ended up making assemblage art. He was in a few small shows and art events when I was a kid, but never got the exposure he should have. Hopefully, that's about to change.  

B. Rogers Gallery here in Portland will be showing dad's work this September. Brad Rogers is moving his art gallery back to Portland's downtown Pearl District, and his opening show is  "Collage and Constructions" by Clovis Crummett!



For additional information, contact:   Brad Rogers    503-236-0600 

KILL:  September 2nd 2010 

WHO:  Clovis von Tavel Crummett   1908-1988
WHAT:   Collages and Construction

Exhibition Notes: 
Clovis Crummett spent most of his life in the Army or in Military service, 
working as a freelance photographer, US Army photographer and photo officer
in the Far East and at various US posts. He retired from military service in 1963. 
After that he worked as a civilian at Webb Air Force Base near Big Spring, Texas,
and for the Naval Photo Center in Washington D.C. before retiring from Government 
service in the early 1980s. 

Clovis Crummett was not what you would normally think of as an artist.

Mark Crummett recounts his father saying he started making art while stationed 
in Korea in the late 50's. Many of the early works were  primitive paintings, 
but in an effort to create a more realistic still life, Clovis started putting 
actual objects on them; if he were painting a wine bottle he would include an 
actual wine bottle label.

It wasn't long before the painting became more three-dimensional with the 
inclusion of wood and found material. Clovis was always  bringing something 
home that he had found beside the road or pulled  from the dumpster at work. 
Many of Clovis's works are semi-autobiographical, recounting places he lived 
and jobs he held, covered with souvenirs of a long life in the military and 
beyond- ticket  stubs from air travel, fast food wrappers, postcards, keys, 
old letters, color swatches and whatever ephemera life handed him.   
Brad Rogers/ Plan-B Gallery is proud to give Clovis von Tavel Crummett his first show. 

WHEN:   September 2nd thru September 30th. 
WHERE:    Brad Rogers /Plan-B Gallery   120 NW 9th Ave, Port, OR. 97209 
HOURS:     11-6:00    Tuesday thru Saturday     12-5:00 pm Sunday. 


I will tell you, I cried when I read this. Pics of his work to come, but try here first.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it amazing how life unfolds? Cheers Mark, Cheers Clovis!