Open Storage

Gary Evans

September 7 - October 6, 2018

Open Storage
Open Storage
Open Storage
Open Storage
Open Storage
Open Storage
Painting Space
Side Wall
Birds in the Studio
Flood Light
Cold Storage
Open Doors
Corner #2
From House to Studio
Garage Door View
Studio Study
Space Study

Open Storage

Open Storage , 2018
installation view

"If the studio space is a repository for visual objects, these paintings might ruminate on the idea of storage space. The symbolic connotations of the image as an artistic invention make up some of the “subject” of these paintings. I’m not really interested in making paintings of paintings per se, but that is one way to explain this. The visual appearance of stacked works interfering and creating new visual possibilities inside the architectural interior of the studio appear as a catalyst, as a way to create formal and textural interplay and slight narrative possibilities, to find ways to express emotional and psychological tensions and sensations."

-- Gary Evans, July 2018

Gary Evans was born in Weston Super Mare, England and resides in Alliston, Ontario. His painting challenges traditional notions of perception and experience of the Canadian landscape. Of his more than 20 solo exhibitions highlights include a touring survey exhibition of his work, Seeing Things: The Paintings of Gary Evans, curated by Stuart Reid, which toured Canada between 2000-2002 as well as a survey of paintings, Station, at The Art Gallery Of Windsor in 2008 and a 15-year survey, Farther Afield at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, curated by Renee Vander Avoird. Evans is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and is the Coordinator of the School of Design And Visual Art, Georgian College, Barrie, ON. Evans has been exhibiting at PPCA since 1995.