Rob Evans is an American artist whose realist paintings and drawings set a tone of mystery and estrangement, often focusing on ordinary objects and places such as those found around his home and the surrounding Pennsylvania landscape. His work, often set at the transition between day and night, evokes a mood of uncertainty and questioning. Light and shadow from seemingly unidentifiable sources lend an air of suspense to everyday scenes such as an evening swim in a children's backyard pool or an empty kitchen with an open refrigerator door. Pulling unconventional metaphor from the most commonplace objects, places and events, Evans work explores such issues as the confrontation between man and the natural world, the inevitability of change, the passage of time and the cycles of life and death, growth and decay.
Biography: Rob Evans is an artist and independent curator who lives and works near Wrightsville, PA. He received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1981 and has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the E.D.Foundation, the Eben Demarest Trust and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Evans' meticulous paintings and drawings have been featured in numerous solo and curated group exhibitions at such places as the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington,D.C.; Tretyakov Museum, Moscow; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia; Arkansas Art Center; Butler Institute of American Art,Youngstown,OH; National Science Foundation; Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA and an exhibition of American drawings organized by the Smithsonian Institution which toured internationally. Most recently, Evans' 10 foot long painting, Cicada, traveled to five museums around the state of Pennsylvania as part of the exhibit, "Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism in Pennsylvania Painting 1950-2000". Evans' work can be found in many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; National Gallery of Art, Washington,D.C.; Corcoran Museum of Art,Washington, D.C.; Achenbach Foundation of the San Fancisco Art Museums; Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Portland (OR) Art Museum; State Museum of Pennsylvania; Noyes Museum of Art,Oceanville, NJ; James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA; Lancaster(PA) Museum of Art; Allentown (PA) Art Museum; and the University of Delaware. His paintings have been featured in numerous books, newspapers and magazines and on public radio and television.
Country: United States
Site: Rob Evans Art
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