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FRANKLIN EVANS: PAINT AND PROCESS

September 8, 2010  |  MoMA PS1
Franklin Evans: Paint and Process

In this video interview, Franklin Evans discusses his installation timecompressionmachine (2010), in which he covered the floor and walls of the gallery with unstretched canvas, screens made of painted strips of tape, and old newsprint and press releases from gallery exhibitions. Composed of numerous overlapping parts, the installation gives the sense of a work in progress. Additionally, the ephemeral nature of the installation, which exists solely for the duration of Greater New York 2010, is highlighted by Evans’s use of materials that are typically considered disposable. As the artist puts it, his environments suggest “the not-quite-finished, the in-transition, the nearly-emerging, the slowly-evolving, the near-end, and the move-towards-erasure.”

Franklin Evans. timecompressionmachine. Mixed mediums, dimensions variable. Courtesy the Sue Scott Gallery and Federico Luger Gallery. Photo: Matthew Septimus. Courtesy MoMA PS1

Franklin Evans. timecompressionmachine. 2010. Mixed mediums, dimensions variable. Courtesy the Sue Scott Gallery and Federico Luger Gallery. Photo: Matthew Septimus. Courtesy MoMA PS1

Interested in what he describes as the equalizing of product and process, Evans’s considers his installations as attempts to probe the nature of the artist’s studio. Utilizing a range of materials, including common art supplies such as paint, canvas, tape, paper, and Bubble Wrap, as well as art books and press releases from galleries he has visited, Evans creates environments that provide insight into his working process and treat the studio as the site of exploration and possibility.

Comments

Amazing! Would love to see it!

beatiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is awesome. Huge fan!

Cool! Great!!

the color combos are what first caught my eye, but, I like the building of information & the “search” to progress forward with openness toward gathering what works…it’s inspiring to me!

Clever, interesting, visually arresting, absorbs one into the space.

Isnt it bullshit? What he is kidding? he just jumped from Kurt Vonnegut novel?

The next exhibition of Franklin Evans will be in Milan.

http://www.federicoluger.com

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