In the work of painter, Franklin Evans, intuition and logic conspire in imagined 'dreamlandscapes' where color, perspective, form, and scale coalesce to create eloquent byways through constantly shifting spaces. In Evans' realm, gravity-defying salvos of color are created by converging branches of watercolor and ink. His unlocatable worlds evoke the concept of 'moreorless,' straddling a place between drawing and painting, the figurative and the literal, and narrative and non-narrative representation.
Franklin Evans was born in Reno, NV and currently lives and works in New York City. He received his BA from Stanford University and his MFA from the University of Iowa. His recent solo exhibitions include: play/work/space, Katherine Mulherin Projects, Toronto, Canada, 2006; and freakout, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, 2005. His work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Artenova-Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. Evans' collections include the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
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