Alice Leora Briggs: The Writing is on the Wall

For her upcoming solo exhibition, “The Writing is on the Wall,” artist Alice Leora Briggs explores death and violence at the battered borderlands of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico through intricate sgraffito drawings and woodcut prints. While her focus on this particular subject matter began with her Border Art Residency near Juárezin 2008, Briggs’ preoccupation with death... Continue Reading →

A conversation with Jeremy Mann about his final U.S. exhibition, and his decision to stop painting cityscapes

Jeremy Mann’s 2019 solo exhibition opening August 30th is the gallery and the artist’s largest exhibition to date, featuring 55 works including the Mann’s signature cityscapes, Compositions and portraits, as well as his photography and film work. The show also marks a shift in Mann’s creative career as his last solo U.S. solo exhibition for... Continue Reading →

Francis Di Fronzo: The Golden Hour

  “The Golden Hour, Part 3” by Francis Di Fronzo is a 30” x 60” watercolor, gouache and oil painting featuring the artist’s familiar empty boxcars, which balance quietly on a stark horizon line of seemingly endless train tracks. Their worn, skeletal bodies have a lonely presence, one that evokes nostalgic romance or even a... Continue Reading →

Kent Williams: Zoetic Trinity

  Kent Williams' paintings and drawings are provocative, complex, and ambiguous as they blend figurative realism with obscuring abstraction. For his solo show, "Zoetic Trinity" Williams incorporates another medium into his powerful body of work with a series of traditional photographs, which further draw us into his chaotic narratives. Photography is an important part of... Continue Reading →

Louisa McElwain: Cumulus Songs

Louisa McElwain's paintings are imbued with a tangible passion that the artist felt for the land and her natural surroundings in New Mexico. McElwain is known for her process of plein air painting on considerably large canvases and for her saturated, luminous palette. Her most beloved pieces feature signature stormy skies enveloping the mountains below,... Continue Reading →

Eerie Myths & Fantastic Fables: New Work by Aron Wiesenfeld

  “The world will never be anything other than the perception of my own senses,” says California artist Aron Wiesenfeld, whose painted and drawn figures exist in realms of uncertainty, fantasy and ominous mystery. Elongated and innocent young adults, characterized by their childlike faces and figures, are caught in pivotal moments during exploratory ventures. The... Continue Reading →

Introducing Hannah Shook to EVOKE Contemporary

“The tactility of paint leads me into my creative process,” explains Colorado artist Hannah Shook. “It’s the beauty, presence, expressiveness and power of the paint itself.” Shook finds just as much contagious “life force” in her medium as she does in the living, breathing landscape that is her subject. Dramatic swaths of oil paint give... Continue Reading →

Lee Price: Disillusion

Contemporary realist painter Lee Price paints women in intimate, often isolated settings, offering a glimpse into the world of compulsive eating and women’s complicated relationship with food. Aerial perspectives on the figures, which symbolize the subject’s judgmental inner gaze, reveal private moments of indulgence as the female figure finishes off an entire chocolate cake or... Continue Reading →

Louisa McElwain: Oil of Joy

“I often feel energy, like electricity, surging upward from the ground, through my knees, through my arms and right onto the canvas,” said painter Louisa McElwain (1953 – 2013), whose bold, impasto oil paintings embody the intensity and joyful passion of their creator. McElwain’s quintessential subject was the landscape, particularly the dramatic skies and ever-changing... Continue Reading →

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