TESTIMONIALS

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“Georges Le Chevallier obviously has the facility to create a dialogue that is formal about finish and composition.”

Michael Rooks

Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,High Museum, Atlanta GA

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“Le Chevallier’s Shibui series showcases simplicity with an edge of wit and humor to make the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s Welborn Gallery walls vibrant with color and the shape of the square.”

Rachel Fesperman

Welborn Gallery Curator, Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkinville, NC

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“I have been following the work of Georges Le Chevallier ever since his exhibition at Artspace in 2002. I have always been impressed with the contemplative aspect that he brings to his creative process. In his latest series of paintings, Le Chevallier is challenging us to slow down, remove ourselves from the distractions of technology, and live in the moment.”

Mary Poole

Director, Artspace, Raleigh NC

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“It’s people like Le Chevallier who remind us that we have such magnificent artists in our backyard here in the Oak City.”

Catlin Russell

Editor, Oak City Hustle Magazine, Raleigh NC

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“Artist and World Traveler Georges Le Chevallier is finally exhibiting his Travelocity’s Travel for Good Grant photographs. At all times throughout his Tanzania trip, he documented his journey with the photographs now shown for the first time at the Selby Jones Art Gallery.”

Amanda Manares

Editor, Carolina Style Magazine, Raleigh, NC

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“A team of Travelocity judges selected Georges’ entry as one of the four grand prize grant winners in the United States. The judges were inspired by his local work with low-income youth, teaching them how to paint vibrant murals in their communities and his deep desire to donate his time in Tanzania.”

Alison Presley

Manager of Travelocity’s Travel for Good, New York City, NY

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“After viewing some of Georges’ finished pieces in the documentary 3 The Hard Way, it’s a damn shame Garner celebrates singing bagboys and not the true artists that live within their city limits.”

Isaac Weeks

Film critic, New Raleigh, NC

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“This year we are thrilled to have acclaimed artist Georges Le Chevallier be part of the Embracing Our Differences exhibition.  His artwork “Love is Thicker than Blood” demonstrates perfectly what this international outdoor exhibition is all about. Using his own family as models, this exceptionally talented artist uses the theme of adoption to show how diversity enriches our daily lives.”

Michael J. Shelton

Executive Director, Embracing Our Differences, Sarasota FL

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“Thanks to Georges Le Chevallier for creating beautiful, truly unique works of art for the Grand Opening of the Nature Research Center (NRC).  His magnificent Question Mark banners are flying over downtown and decorating Raleigh in a most fabulous manner, enticing people to attend the Opening Events for the new wing of the NC State Museum of Natural Sciences.” 

Betsy Bennett

Museum Director, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh NC

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“Georges Le Chevallier’s mixed media works draws inspiration from both Eastern and Western cultures, examining the intricacies of our complicatedly modern society and how individuals exist amidst the confusion.”

Hannah Costner

Gallery Coordinator, Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC

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“To stand in a room of Georges Le Chevallier’s paintings is to read through the pages of his experiences, told with intelligence, wit, and a good healthy dose of humor.”

Erica Steimetz

Gallery Manager, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC

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“When we first approached Georges about taking on this commission, we really didn’t know what to expect.  His past public art pieces and resume were impressive, and his Raleigh Wolf Ramble work was beautiful.  But we were talking about at least a ton or two of sheet metal requiring lots of though, preparation, and attention to detail.  Georges more than exceeded our expectations.  He quickly mastered automobile painting technology and created the magnificent ‘Artsplosure Art Car,’ which we will proudly display and drive at future Artsplosure and First Night Raleigh festivals.”

Michael Lowder

Executive Director, Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC

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“Beware! Because when a stranger arrives in a foreign land and knows how to interpret the landscape and its people, that is an artist! Georges Le Chevallier immersed in the color and geometry of the cities, ductile but with a strong gaze, creates symbols with the strength of time and the hand of an artist.”

Ricardo Arguelles

Art Professor/Curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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“George LeChevallier graced the lawns of the Hambidge Center in northeast Georgia with the installation of his work.  Taking art to the out-of-doors, introducing bright colors to the gentle green surroundings and giving a contemporary note to the turn of the century buildings and grounds is one of the elements of George’s work that makes him a noteworthy artist of our times.”

Dimmie Zeigler

Executive Director, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA

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“The work of Le Chevallier expresses depth of experience, thinking and response. He explores perceptions of contemporary society, cultures and ultimately self-identity. The viewer is engaged through his use of layers of material and meaning. Le Chevallier’s search for truth is ongoing.”

Daniel Burns

Gallery Coordinator, Sykes Gallery, Millersville University, PA

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“One of the most accomplished artists in this Houston Cow Parade Exhibition will be the Puerto Rican Georges Le Chevallier, who will be exhibiting “Tattooed Bovine” and Livin La Vaca Loca. This young artist talked to us yesterday through a telephone conversation, and explained what inspired him to create his works. “I wanted to create something that would move people, especially people who appreciate tattoos”, said Le Chevallier, adding that “there is a significant deficiency of art in our daily lives.”

Manuel Duras

Writer, El Dia News, Houston TX

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“Georges has a clear interest in and commitment to the community. We are very lucky to have such an artistic talent here in Raleigh, North Carolina.”

Linda Rae Hall

Executive Director, City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Raleigh, NC

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“As I see it Le Chevallier’s paintings address postmodernism without sacrificing an earthy sensuousness. It is in his handling of the surfaces textures that Le Chevallier mesmerizes the viewer. All these elements, working in tandem, create a dizzying sensuality that seduces us and eases our entry into his view of the self as it is reflected by painting and history.”

Miguel Trelles

Professional Artist and Art Professor, New York City, NY

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“The first work that one encounters at el Museo del Barrio sets the tone perfectly for this year’s “S-Files” exhibition. Georges Le Chevallier’s Drawing for Public Program, 2000 is executed on the front door of the museum. At once abstract and figurative, decorative and conceptual, playful and provocative, this giant striped question mark captures the extremes of the exhibition. In fact, Le Chevallier, a “Latino” artist born in France – the former epicenter of European modernism – himself represents the more open-ended nature of this show.”

John Angeline

Art Critic, ArtNexus, no.38, New York City, NY

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“I consider up and coming artist Georges Le Chevallier to be one of the most inventive young artists around today. Le Chevallier has a unique ability to combine his mature sense of draughtmanship with expressive painterly brush stroke. His work is compelling, intelligent, and continually engaging.”

Deborah Ann Saleeby

Art of Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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“Look at the juxtaposition of organic and structured patterns in his paintings and you can see the formal, academic influence of artists like Sean Scully and Phillip Taffe. For materials he adds coffee and burlap into tar-like, black surfaces reminiscent of Anselm Kiefer’s blacked straw surfaces. Like Kiefer, these materials seem to have cultural implications but they are also about the environment around him, tapping into resources directly accessible and affordable, intuitively they become expressionistic. What is often the most lasting effect on the viewer is Le Chevallier use of patterns and symbols working together to create a full and complete impression.”

Lisa Thomas

Gallery Director, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY

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“Le Chevallier incorporates into his work elements from a claustrophobic landscape, the bombardment of visual stimuli, ethnic diversity and the experiences of having lived in many cultures. The work is about “total painting”.

Monica Sosnowiski

Curator, AH Space, New York City, NY

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“Le Chevallier is an artist whose relationship to the canvas is an all-encompassing one, like the Abstract Expressionists. He understands that different styles of painting change both how one sees and what one sees.”

Steffany Martz

Gallery Director, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York City, NY

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“He (Le Chevallier) is a painter whose work is exciting, curious, and interesting…His art has been developing progressively and his commitment cannot be question. I’ve had the fortune to discuss conceptually and aesthetically about his paintings and Georges Le Chevallier have demonstrated to be very intelligent, thoughtful and aware about the many critical theories and issues concerning painting and art in general.”

Juan Sanchez

Professional Artist / Art Professor, Hunter College, New York City, NY

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“Georges Le Chevallier is a young painter of exceptional promise, whose work not only reflects his multi-national heritage, but more importantly, the extraordinary élan of his own talent. In his graphic work, as well as in his paintings, exuberance and shadow interface –life, with its pitfalls and its joys is mirrored in flashing color and somber textures. With his wide-ranging experience and interests, and his intelligence and energy, he faces a future that may be very much of interest to all of us.”

George Hofmann

Professional Artist / Art Professor, Hunter College, New York City, NY

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“By virtue of his paintings being ambivalent, he enlists the viewer in the decision making process. Viewers are forced to recognize their need for balance and desire to impose order on their world. Le Chevallier does not do this for us; he forces us to recognize that we strive to make a decision. We tend to see the world in terms of absolutes, and he will not let us.”

Kim Weinstein

Writer, The Hunter Envoy, New York City, New York, NY

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“Woodrow Wilson High School is an ethnically diverse, large urban high school. After a racial disturbance on campus, our students painted a large multicultural mural on the wall of our media center. Georges Le Chevallier, who has painted a number of street murals in downtown Long Beach, was commissioned by our art department chair to supervise, design, and guide the students in the painting of our new mural… The mural is an outstanding feature of our campus and a tribute to Georges Le Chevallier’s vision and talent.”

Lawrence Burnight

Principal, Woodrow Wilson High School, Long Beach, CA

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“Georges Le Chevallier is very aware of deriving material for his paintings from various pictorial sources, and strives to meld them into his painting language. The large scale and emphatic execution of his works speak of his ambition and wholehearted approach to painting.”

Thomas Weaver

Professional Artist / Art Professor, Hunter College, New York City, NY

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“Le Chevallier’s artistic potential is exceptional. He has the drive and inspiration to constantly search and expand his artistic abilities. He has used every opportunity to the highest level to increase his art historical knowledge and artistic skills while living abroad and in the United States. Georges Le Chevallier excels in his conceptual understanding, motivation and production of artwork.”

Heather Green

Mural Arts Coordinator, City of Long Beach, CA

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“Le Chevallier is an abstract painter whose work is characterized by great subtlety of tone and an extraordinary sensitivity to surface texture… Characterized by a rigorously limited palette and extremely tactile and sensuous surfaces, these works were beautiful and meaningful, without being decorative.”

Domenic Cretatra

Professional Artist / Art Professor, California State University at Long Beach, CA

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“The works combines a minimal aesthetic with aged, distressed, and varied paint surfaces. Le Chevallier seems to pursue his painterly notions in a series format. He is an independent and poetic artist, who brings his own cultural background to contemporary Pacific Rim painting.”

Tom Krumpack

 Professional Artist / Art Professor, California State University at Long Beach, CA

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“Le Chevallier has created many stand out works of art during his short but rewarding pursuit of abstract excellence…Recently he finished a mural commissioned by the city of Long Beach entitled “El Sol Naciente”. The future of this young painter looks bright and art patrons will be seeing a lot more of his work in coming years.”

Frank Salata

Writer, The Union, Long Beach, CA

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“I am not surprised that Georges Le Chevallier has received early recognition for his talent in art. I have watched his development now for some years and he has proved to be one of the most promising candidates for a successful art career.”

Carson L. Gladson

Professional Artist and Art Professor, El Camino College, Torrance, CA

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