Communication is ubiquitous and diverse. Through my painting, I am able to creatively express my love for humanity and the lack of personal conversation in the 21st century. My inspiration is the written and verbal information within the world. Whether it be the literature I read, the media I view, the individuals I encounter, or the stories I am so graciously told, each work of art is a direct representation of the conversations I witness.

In the era of postmodernism, when the definition of everything is being deconstructed, my paintings are an abstracted conceptual reconstruction of the jumbled thoughts I am discussing in my mind. Due to the fear that social discourse will bring about the ill will of neighbors, I conduct a dialectic discourse with myself. Based on experiential and cultural education I am able to come to an eclectic conclusion, consciously exerting these multitudinous thoughts onto canvas demanding their recognition.

Rather than create a distinguishable image of an object or scene, I convey conversation through the combination of abstract expressional typography. In juxtaposing a stream of consciousness narrative, with the graffito aesthetic of distinct lines and bold color schemes, I allow myself to freely express these ideas in my mind, helping me make sense of the day's every day "truths" that may come into question. In a world riddled with anxiety, mental health, and governments unwilling to compromise for the betterment of humanity, art is my therapy.

- Caleb Sarvis 2021. 

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Education

2017 

BA, Studio Art 

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 

2015

BA, Graphic Design 

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 

Residencies

2018

The Yards Collective 

Rochester, NY 

Curated Exhibitions

2021

The Crows Nest 

East Coast Pacific

North Myrtle Beach, SC

The Crows Nest 

Salon De Shack

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Group Exhibitions

2021

Serving the People

What Will We Tell Next Year

Virtual 

2020 

311 Gallery

Your Place at the Table

Raleigh, NC

Serving the People

Fashion Week

Virtual 

Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery 

Quarantine Creatives 

Virtual 

Serving the People 

Yard Sale 

Virtual

2019 

Effusion Gallery

Key West, FL

2018

Memorial Art Gallery 

Rochester, NY 

2016 

Orange Olive Hair Gallery 

Charlotte, NC