John Evans, “Monument,” oil on canvas, 76 x 100 inches

Where is the line between art and nature? Depending on who you ask, that line could be well-defined or blurred. The latter would be the case for artist John Evans, whose works are currently on display during a solo exhibition here.

Eight large-scale, playfully composed paintings of leafy botanic gardens and bays of water by artist John Evans are the subjects of a solo exhibition currently on view at Gallery Henoch in New York City. According to the gallery, “Evans does not describe a specific location; rather he elicits the feel of a simplified, yet universal place. He seeks to supplement our perspective of the real with a painterly vision.”

John Evans, “October Nite,” oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Evans added, “I visualize the world as a series of collages made of natural forms and concrete structures. In these paintings, I take apart each image and re-image the parts.” Evans is continually puzzling together taut design with energetic brushwork. He is careful to maintain a sense of immediacy in the execution. “It brings pleasure to observe works that merge a visual dance with a meditation. It is an aspiration for each painting I do.”

The exhibition, titled “Time & Place” continues through October 28. To learn more, visit Gallery Henoch.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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