February 26 - May 28, 2023
From Jonathan Hopson:
“Jonathan Hopson is proud to present Going through the Motion, a two person exhibition from gallery artists Liz Rodda and Steven Evans. Rodda will present two short video works and an installation and Evans will fill the back gallery with his large scale neon sculpture directly from his installation for the New York City Aids Memorial, Songs for a Memorial, 2022.
Going through the motion rekindles Bruce Nauman’s neon artwork The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths from 1967. Both Evans and Rodda invoke this old adage of what it is to embody the spirit of the artist and how their work can do the Sisyphean task that Nauman sets forth. For Nauman the work was at once a questioning and a faith exercise that keeps revealing it’s own mystic truths about artists and art making to this day.
Rodda and Evans utilize conceptual frameworks that tie themselves to the immediacy of the present moment. The beckoning neon sign and the long slow drawl of a vulnerable monologue stop us instantly: we are captured in the moment of their making. In that rare space that these two artists conjure up we take up a seance with the mysticism of that glowing spiral: we approach new truths through mystic formulations. “
On View: February 26, 2023 | 12–5 pm
904 Marshall St.
Houston, 77006 Texas