Permanent Exhibit

The College of Staten Island (CSI), part of the City University of New York (CUNY) has a permanent exhibit of Cleve’s art, including woodcuts, pottery, and mixed media of wood collages and electronic collages. The pieces are displayed in the CSI library. See photographs below.

This is the lobby of the CSI library. The painting that dominates the space is “Angel of the Sun” by John LaFarge (1876). Cleve’s 9-11 piece, created in response to calls for artists to commemorate the tragedy one year later in 2002, was exhibited in several venues in Georgia, Massachusetts, New York City, Washington, DC, and Maryland (see exhibition list).
A close-up of Cleve’s 9-11 piece under glass is a representation of the wreckage of the towers in Manhattan.
A close-up of Cleve’s 9-11 piece under glass is a representation of the wreckage of the towers in Manhattan.
Behind the 9-11 piece, 3 of Cleve’s woodcuts are displayed: the “Reaching Man,” “Billie” (Billie Holiday), and “Malcolm X.” Cleve studied printmaking and photography at the New School in Manhattan in 1950, after he returned from military service.
Behind the 9-11 piece, 3 of Cleve’s woodcuts are displayed: the “Reaching Man,” “Billie” (Billie Holiday), and “Malcolm X.” Cleve studied printmaking and photography at the New School in Manhattan in 1950, after he returned from military service.
A cabinet displays a few pots signed by Cleve. Most of Cleve’s pottery, made in the Seventies, is in unknown private collections.
A cabinet displays a few pots signed by Cleve. Most of Cleve’s pottery, made in the Seventies, is in unknown private collections.
These two pieces, an electronic collage and a wood collage, are shown here above Jude’s fireplace. They have been donated to CSI but are not yet displayed at the College.
These two pieces, an electronic collage and a wood collage, are shown here above Jude’s fireplace. They have been donated to CSI but are not yet displayed at the College.
An electronic collage from a series Cleve called “Hidden Infrastructure” (see brochure until Exhibitions tab.)
An electronic collage from a series Cleve called “Hidden Infrastructure” (see brochure until Exhibitions tab.)
A color photo collage shows examples of Cleve’s art and the artist at work in multiple media.
A color photo collage shows examples of Cleve’s art and the artist at work in multiple media.
A black and white photo collage shows Cleve digging and mixing Staten Island clay, teaching pottery, making pots, and building kilns and kick wheels.
A black and white photo collage shows Cleve digging and mixing Staten Island clay, teaching pottery, making pots, and building kilns and kick wheels.

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