But, Hands Have Eyes: Sculpture from Six Decades
Preview Friday 13 September, 6 - 8pm
The work of Garth Evans is integral to the history of British sculpture. His practice has largely been defined by the use of geometric, asymmetrical forms and a commitment to simple, everyday materials. Evans is noted for a body of work that offers a bridge between 1960s modernism and the lyrical experimentation with a broader range of materials that followed.
Experimenting with the potential of scale, weight, medium and form, Evans' work comprises both a formal and conceptual approach. He is always interested in interrogating established boundaries and, as a result, his sculptures are made from a diverse range of materials including ceramics, steel, leather and fibreglass. Evans states that many of his works, even when most abstract, are 'triggers for, and containers of, particular identifiable memories'. Ultimately, Garth Evans' works are ambiguous, multi-faceted and completely original.
This exhibition, Evans’ first in Wales since the 1970s, features works from the 1960s to the present day.
Supported by The Henry Moore Foundation.
About The Artist
Garth Evans was born in Cheshire in 1934. His grandfather was from Cardiff and his mother grew up in Pencoed, South Wales where Garth would spend his summers each year. Evans went on to study sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, London and now lives and works in North East Connecticut, USA.
Since the 1960s, Evans has exhibited widely across the UK and USA including in the influential group exhibitions ‘British Sculpture '72’, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1972) and ‘The Condition of Sculpture', Hayward Gallery, London (1975). In 2013, artist Richard Deacon curated the survey exhibition ‘Garth Evans’ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
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