23 MAY to 28 JUNE, 2014

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to present Canadian artist Shawn Evans, our first addition to the BEC Platform roster. Emerging from his early influences in abstract expressionism, Evans found his own abstraction in architecture and the landscape of cities. Working from his collection of personal photographs, his paintings capture the complexities of urban spaces combined with the shifting perspectives of eroding memory.

Evans’ most distinguishing feature is his skillful use of colour. Inspired by the mastery of artist like Agnes Martin and Gerhard Richter, Evans “manipulates greys, pushing as much colour into them before they register as colour,” which lends his pallet an unusual intensity.

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Shawn Evans moved to Calgary to attend the Alberta College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2009, he has committed himself to a disciplined studio practice. He currently lives and works in London, Ontario.

Click here to watch artist Mark Mullin in conversation with Shawn Evans.

1114 11 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1P1

587 349 2014

Shawn Evans Romantic Irrationalism
Romantic Irrationalism, 2014
oil on canvas
48" x 53"

Shawn Evans Divergence
Divergence, 2014
oil on canvas
48" x 53"

Shawn Evans Inevitable Progress
Internal Subdivision, 2013
oil on canvas
53" x 48"

Shawn Evans Inability of Enlightenment
Inability of Enlightenment, 2013
oil on canvas
54" x 72"

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