Tuesday, October 03, 2006

evah fan at gr2

i got the postcard in the mail today for evah fan's solo show at gr2 in la.

evah has a different image for the show on her website.

evah is a talented illustrator. her work is humorous. her humor is somewhat odd (the show is titled "i bacon powder," for example). she is one of the small number of artists whose titles add value to the work. one of my favorite paintings of hers is called when you are no longer smart. i do not see anyone else whose work looks anything like evah's.

brendan monroe is also featuring the show on his news page, with links to two new works.

a good boyfriend (and fan), he.

i have seen evah's work in group and three person shows, but not yet a solo show. solo shows are the best opportunity to see work. in part, the work is created as part of a body of work. you generally pick up on the key features of an artist more quickly when you see the work together (in context). your understanding from all of the art informs each individual artwork. and, an artist has more room to fill in a solo show. this allows room to experiment. artists tend to push personal boundaries when they have a solo show. they often give more - breadth, sweat, heart.

evah also notes are her website that the show will include sculptures. she was in a sculpture show earlier this year at junc. with the sculptures, she brought to life one of the characters who recurs in her paintings.

the nyt's recent travel article on west la called sawtelle boulevard between missouri avenue and olympic boulevard "neo-tokyo in the heart of los angeles," noting that it is chock full of "noodle and boba (pearl tapioca tea) houses, tokyo street-wear shops and karaoke bars that are packed until the woozy hours of the morning — not just with fashionable japanese, but with college students and hipsters as well." the article focused on gr, so hopefully evah will see additional traffic.
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the show runs october 7th to november 8th, 2006.

my boyfriend is in israel so we are going to miss the opening. hope to make it to la before the show closes.

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