April 18 - May 7, 2022
From Jonathan Hopson:
“Since the late 1980s, artist Steven Evans has referenced pop songs, disco music, and nightclub anthems to create radiant works comprised of neon lighting, vinyl, and paint. By juxtaposing multiple song titles, Evans weaves together narratives of both individual and collective memory and history that speak to complex and intimate relationships between sexual and/or gender identity, AIDS, loss, love, joy and celebration. Evans new exhibition Mad World continues his research, with a specific focus on the ways that song titles and themes from the past can inform the present, and vice versa.
About Steven Evans
Born in Key West, Florida, Steven Evans earned a BFA in photography at the Atlanta College of Art, Georgia, and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada in 1989. Evans is an artist, writer, curator, and Executive Director of the award-winning arts organization FotoFest International, which founded and sponsors the first and longest-running international Biennial of Photography and New Media Art in the United States.
Evans has served as a panelist for the National Endowment of Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Prior to FotoFest, Evans worked with a wide range of artists and collaborators as Managing Director of the Dia:Beacon Museum in New York and as Director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in New York City, New York; Los Angeles, California; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; and elsewhere, including most recently his inclusion in group exhibitions Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart at Artists Space, New York, New York, and Powerful Babies, Keith Haring’s Impact on Artists Today at Spritmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden.”
Artist talk: April 30, 2022 | 7:30–8:30 pm
904 Marshall St.
Houston, 77006 Texas