Join us for the opening reception of “Abstract Curiosity” a solo exhibition featuring all new works by Charles “CLS” Schriver.

Date: February 9th , 2018

Time : 6pm – 10 pm

Venue Address: 1836 S Broadway Denver, CO

Charles Schriver is a prolific artist best known for his unique street art installations that have popped up all over the world. Charles uses found wood to create distinctive abstract compositions that bring a refreshing perspective to the world of urban guerrilla art. This exhibition will be the first CLS solo gallery showcase and will feature his first complete body of work that is meant to be indoors. Though he is bringing the work from the streets to the white walls, his perspective, style, and craftsmanship he is known for remain clear. We will also be releasing his 2nd, self-published book, “Abstract Curiosity”, in conjunction with the show. 

“I believe art is not meant to last forever and that it only remains in time for a fleeting moment. My street sculpture/relief murals are created on to the base of boarded-up buildings, construction sites, and other temporary architectural structures. I arrange self-cut and ordinary wooden shapes collected from alleys, garbages, and individuals and strategically place them on wooden barricades. Building on and taking from the street guarantees each relief mural a specific purpose in its environment, forcing interaction and allowing people to pay attention to their space. Each sculpture is spontaneously built on site so that it is capable of bringing a smile to the face of a passer-by and so it can stealthily create its own unique story and design. The entire process is what I love and is very special to me. My name is Charles Lewis Schriver and I strive to have active engagement and interaction with the people of my community. The world…”

His work can be seen, and read about, in These Publications:

CLS public street art Vol. 2 2017
CLS Chicago public art 2009
Mike Ewing, “ 16 Must-see examples of Chicago street art “ September 2016
Bill Motchan, “ A Look at the Street Art and Artist of Chicago’s Near West Side” March 2013
Abraham Ritchie, “ book review: Chicago street art” June 2011
FruzsE, “ Chicago Art Magazines Top Street Art Picks for July” August 2010

Opening Reception RSVP:  Refreshments, Live Music, and more.