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Solo Exhibition at One Mile Gallery by Lynn Woods - Article
Upcoming & Recent Exhibitions:
Anniversary Show, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY, July 2020
Parlor Pages, 2, Parlor, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2020
Los Angeles Landscapes group show at USC Roski Graduate School, Los Angeles, CA, February, 2020
Solo viewing, Tchotchke, Summer 2019, Los Angeles, CA
Liten, group show curated by Laura Sharp Wilson, Bountiful Davis Center, 2019, Bountiful, UT
Ice Cream Sunday Parlor, Los Angeles, October, 2018 INFO
Now Open, Pretend Gallery, 2017, Los Angeles, CA INFO
Indivisible organized by Sophia Allison, 2016/2017, INFO
Residual Tilt (Solo Exhibition) - One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY, July 2016, INFO
Out-Let- CurrentLA & KChung Radio present a song circle conceived and organized by Paul W. Evans, Saturday, July 30, 3pm, South Weddington Park, Studio City, CA INFO
The work of Paul W. Evans explores the increasingly dire yet inescapable encroachment of the manufactured (made by and through hands human, robotic, virtual) into the organic processes and environments required for the survival of life. Formally, Evans paints twenty-first century landscapes utilizing the stylistic and iconographic vocabularies developed by earlier generations of apocalyptic painters responding to catastrophe, whether the disjunctive perspectives embraced by the Sienese masters of the Black Death in the shadow of their city’s unfinished cathedral and economic collapse or the fragmentations, re-combinations, and propulsive thrust to catastrophe of the expressionists and surrealists caught between fascism, depression and war. Materially, he draws attention to how the very substances of artmaking in the Anthropocene age combine the “given” of nature with the “manipulated” of a (post)industrial technology: the mingling of plastic and water in acrylic; the binding of organic with synthetic in graphite pencils; the toxic infusion of paper with styrene in the multiply-handled photocopied image. Deceptively organic and traditional at first glance, his panel paintings and works on paper are cyborg art for a cyborg age, images that acknowledge the vitality and at least temporary viability of our biomechatronic ecologies while confronting the uncertainty of their long-term survivability.
Paul W. Evans was born in New York City and earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY). Recent exhibitions in Los Angeles include the Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University, San Bernardino, Weekend Space, Fifth Floor Gallery, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry and the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. He has shown extensively in the US and abroad, including Clementine Gallery, Lump Gallery, Eyewash Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Recent curatorial projects include the video group show Leg Room co-curated with Jonathon Hornedo, Cries and Whispers at Sam Lee Gallery and Doing Pennants and Cruising at Fifth Floor Gallery. He is the co-founder and co-director of ShoeboxLA with artist Sophia Allison. Paul was the artist-in-residence at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, for the fall semester of 2014. In 2015 he founded Solar (Surrealists of the Los Angeles Region). A solo exhibition of recent work was on-view at One Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY, July, 2016. He lives and works in Los Angeles.