Sue Scott Gallery

Featuring: Franklin Evans

Vince Contarino
KCLOG, September 2009
Franklin Evans is a NYC-based artist who works in drawing, painting and installation. His most recent work has transformed his studio practice into an experimental visual lab where finished works, materials, and intuitive art-making converge to unveil a unique state of visual possibilities. Using this in-flux of system and process he references/transforms ideas from artists that came before him...Evans explains:

"My studio is a self-contained space filled with active painting processes that consider the past: past artists, past practice and the inevitability of the present becoming the past. My recent dialogue has been with several thinking artists from the 60’s: Robert Morris’ monolithic objects disrupting architecture, Mel Bochner’s measurement systems, Donald Judd’s “see it, say it” observations, and Sol Lewitt’s instructions to execution. Through painting material (painted paper, canvas and tape), I disrupt the architecture of my painting/installation space through layered processes. I simultaneously absorb the richness of past artists and distort their working means, occupying a space between isolated discovery and a conscious cannibalization of their copyright."

Past exhibitions include shows at The Drawing Center, Jeff Bailey Gallery NYC and Gregory Lind Gallery San Francisco. He is a recent participant in the Marie Walsh Shape Studio Program, that was featured on the KCLOG back in April. 2008/2009 (<) 2009/2010, his upcoming solo exhibition @ Sue Scott Galley opens Wednesday, Sept. 9, and is on view until Oct. 24.

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