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Julie Evans

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Tending toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden
Glyndor Gallery | April 3—August 19, 2012

In her Wild Garden series, Julie Evans creates unique constructions that combine painting and collage. This new body of work emphasizes the careful balance between control and natural abandon found both in Wave Hill’s Wild Garden and her artistic practice. To create these vibrant, evocative works, Evans begins her process by pouring water-based paint solutions onto mylar. Gravity and chemistry cause the paint to spread and accumulate, creating abstract forms as it dries. Once the paint is dried, she cuts out and reassembles the shapes into distinctive clusters of growth. The arrangements that emerge evoke the spontaneity and careful cultivation embodied in the Wild Garden. These fluid works are a departure from her previous exploration and synthesis of Indian miniature painting and contemporary Western abstraction.

Evans has spent significant time working in both New York and India. She has had three solo shows at Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, as well as numerous group exhibitions that include recent shows at Danese, Lesley Heller Workspace and McKenzie Fine Art, all in New York, NY; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT. She has received several artist fellowships, including an eight-month Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to study Indian miniature paintings in India and Nepal. She received an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a BFA from Syracuse University.

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Wild Garden series, 2011–2012

Wild Garden series, 2011–2012
Mixed water-based media on mylar
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Wild Garden #2, 2011

Wild Garden #2, 2011
Mixed water-based media on mylar
24” x 34”
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Wild Garden #1, 2011

Wild Garden #1, 2011
Mixed water-based media on mylar
29” x 34”
Courtesy of the artist

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.