Opening tonight at Ever Gold Gallery is a solo exhibition by Evan Nesbit, “Light Farming, Heavy Gardening”. Evan Nesbit received his MFA at Yale and currently resides in Northern California. Ever Gold Gallery will be featuring a collection of his recent paintings and sculpture, including his “space blankets” which are interactive textile works that optically alter the viewers’ experiences with his work. The blankets are lined with oiled canvas, which are draped over the viewer and in a matter of minutes their eyes will become familiar with the dark environment of the textile’s interior. By removing the blanket, the viewer will experience the paintings in new light, heightening the visual experience with his works.
Evan Nesbit has been developing his painting process for years, and has developed a language that explores the relationship between paint and surface. Nesbit uses porous fabrics and objects which he “pulls” paint through with the help of gravity and the artist’s hand. The paintings are normally painted from the back and allow for the paint to pull through and sit on the surface on the painting resembling carpet of artificial turf. His relationship with color is incredible and show in his work as well as his decisions made installing the exhibition.
If you are looking for anything to attend in the Bay Area tonight, find your way to Ever Gold Gallery. This is a show rooted in the traditions of painting, and expands beyond what is typically seen in galleries currently. His progressive approach to paintings is incredible, and deserves a visit in person. Find your way to the opening reception tonight 6-10pm.
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San Francisco Chronicle 96 Hours feature: http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Light-Farming-Heavy-Gardening-4371523.php