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Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio

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February 2-April 28, 2013

Garth Evans, Little Dancer No. 48, 2008, ceramic.
Garth Evans, Little Dancer No. 48, 2008, ceramic.

 

 

 

 

Garth Evans' studio view, 2012.Garth Evans’ studio view, 2012.

 

 

 

 

Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio highlights the artist’s sculptures from the 1990s to the present day, a period during which he turned to using clay as his primary material. Also on exhibition are watercolors by the artist that carry forth a sculptural exploration of line and shape in a contained, two-dimensional picture plane. Evans’ attenuated Little Dancers and hollow, biomorphic forms, whether rendered tangible or on paper, inspire a multitude of associations. Yet, full understanding of the work results when one no longer attempts to pin the forms down, but lets them run free in the space between generalization and specification.

Garth Evans began his career as a sculptor and instructor in London in 1960 following completion of his studies at Slade School of Fine Art. He relocated to the United States in 1979 for an artist’s fellowship and eventually settled in New York City. He currently lives in Woodstock, Connecticut where, when not commuting to the City to teach at The New York Studio School, he spends his time in his home studio.

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