readingroomincolor” – a site-specific installation by Franklin Evans
American artist Franklin Evans will present a site-specific installation at CROSSROADS. His work is influenced by the architecture of the space, inspiring the form and space that he, in turn, will present to the viewer to engage with. Evans, who trained as a painter, is interested in materiality and incorporating paintings into an environment. His immersive works are built from amassed art supplies and materials found in his studio space—including artists’ tape adhered to the walls, floor and ceiling, bubble wrap, old newsprint, un-stretched canvases and press releases from gallery exhibitions.
Franklin Evans creates painting installations with the artist’s studio as his subject. He was born in 1967 in Reno, Nevada. He lives and works in New York, NY. He has degrees from Stanford University (BA), University of Iowa (MA and MFA Painting), and Columbia University (MBA).
He has exhibited extensively in Europe and the USA, including exhibitions amongst others: MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Venice Biennale Collateral Event, Italy; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; The Drawing Center, New York, NY. His work has been featured and reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, New York Magazine, Artforum, The New Yorker, M odern Painters, Brooklyn Rail, Art-Agenda, Flash Art International, Hyperallergic, Art New England, Sculpture Magazine, among other publications. Awards and grants include: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant; NYFA Fellowship Painting; PM Foundation; Tribesice; Yaddo; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program; and LMCC Workspace Program.
Evans work is included in many public collections including Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; Salomon Foundation, Annecy, France; Roanoke College, Salem, VA.