Julie Evans: Works On Paper
@Joyce Goldstein Gallery
August 1-September 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1, 4:00-6:00pm
Joyce Goldstein Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of works on paper by artist Julie Evans, from August 1st to September 5th, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 1st from 4-6 pm. Evans’s new works are a departure from her recent mylar constructions - but not entirely. They continue to address her interest in process and perception, and to combine the materiality and surface occupations of abstraction with the spatial illusions of representation.
Like the mylar constructions, these works begin with random pours and gravitational pools of color that evolve improvisationally. But unlike the mylar, she then works heavily into them using more direct processes - drawing with colored pencil and painting with gouache. Her imagery however, continues to simultaneously suggest the atmospheric, the geological, the aquatic, the biological, and the corporeal.
Rife with formal collisions that bring both materiality and representation into question, the images shift between material surface and pictorial space, part and whole, transparent liquid and solid form, micro and macro, specificity and ambiguity, formation and decay.
She is interested in describing form, but only up to a point, and showing us things that are tangible but unidentifiable, or intangible and identifiable. Details are sometimes sharp, sometimes vague, and things we think we see may be obliterated by whiteouts or simply fade away. In this way, Evans’s work asks us to engage in plurality. It confounds our immediate perception, thereby challenging our assumptions of how we construct image and meaning.
Joyce Goldstein Gallery 16 Main Street, Chatham, NY | (518) 392-2250 | JoysGall@fairpoint.net http://www.joycegoldsteingallery.com
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