Studio M: Davon Brantley

Awaken in the Garden My Love

Awaken in the Garden My Love is an exhibition by Cleveland-based artist Davon Brantley, on display in Studio M from April 15th through May 28th.

Through larger-than-life portraits, Brantley leads viewers through his mind as if they were watching a play, utilizing dramatic compositions, absurd realism and characters that act out certain emotions and themes in which he plays all the roles.

Brantley earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in drawing. He has exhibited in and curated shows at Bay Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, CAN Triennial, Morgan Conservatory, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, and the Museum of Creative Human Art, all in Cleveland, as well as Indianapolis Arts Center. 

He has worked with community organizations in Cleveland such as the Museum of Creative Human Art and Graffiti HeArt. He furthered his investigations in printmaking with DeepDive Art projects and the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has participated in mural activities and advocated for younger artists.

Join us for a reception with the artist on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A MassMusings podcast interview with the artist will be available on Spotify on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at noon.

Davon Brantley, Fooled, charcoal on paper, 2021

Davon Brantley, detail, Gluttony's Shock, oil on paper, 2022

  • news
  • mailing list
  • volunteering
  • membership
  • calendar
  • shop