FAMILIAR FRIENDS: Recent Paintings by John Evans

May 4 - 27, 2023

Gallery Henoch is pleased to announce, "Familiar Friends," a selection of recent works by John Evans presenting a range of paintings that capture the essence of his New England aesthetic. It will run from May 4 - 27, 2023. A public reception will be held Thursday, May 4, from 6  - 8 pm.


The exhibition features seascapes, bodies of water, boats, and water lilies, all depicting sites the artist has visited repeatedly over many years, which have become like old acquaintances.


Katy Diamond Hamer observes, "When an artist deeply studies and obsesses over a subject, it starts to develop a life of its own and in this case a familiarity. We know Evans' lily pads and seascapes, but with time they are being fine-tuned and redacted. In that space, there is freedom that relies less on representation and more on gesture. He gives our eyes a space to land, rest even."


In these works the artist captures singular moments by stripping away excess elements, arranging shapes and spaces in a deliberate manner, leaving behind color and pattern. In several paintings the sun becomes a series of yellow squares, while floating boats transform into vibrant rectangles of orange and blue.  Evans continues to push the boundaries of his style and palette, sometimes verging on abstraction.


John Evans received his MFA from Boston University. His first solo show with Gallery Henoch was in 1984. Works by Evans are held in the permanent collections of several distinguished institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, MA, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.


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