Edward Evans


the exhibition of the American Painter Edward Evans is unique and remarkable for several reasons: Visually the work is stunning. The degree of illusion he achieves through his mastery of airbrush techniques is unlike anything I have seen. Airbrush has always been sneered at by fine artists as being a tool for lowly illustration. Score one for Evans for using it anyway to invent a style both lush and stark.Nowadays,with digital manipulations rampant, there are no tricks disallowed anyway,but he has been painting with airbrush for 25, maybe 30 years. He invents the imagery purely from his imagination. He creates optically baffing renderings of the textts seemimgly inscribed into fluttering or crupled tablets,papers,or cloth.