My goal in my sculptural installations is to entice, surprise and spark viewer’s curiosity. We often want to know what something is, so we can fit it into our prescribed ideas and feel like we “know” it.
I create related objects which are hard to name. The sculptures are linked by their similar colors, materials and repeated forms. I am drawn to forms like funnels, tubes (conduits) and coils. I choose these types of shapes which suggest movement and organic physical processes such as: contracting, expanding, sliding, twisting and bulging. Each piece in my installations is a gesture which can be considered individually as well as a part of the larger, connected whole.
Laura Evans lives and works in Boston, MA. She received a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from Boston University. Her critically acclaimed installation work has been shown in New England, New York and Miami. Her 2006 exhibition at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, “Seeing Red”, received a 2007 Best Show in a Non-Profit Space award from the AICA’s New England Chapter. AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art) is the International Art Critics Association.
Evans was commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council to create two art benches for the newly renovated Greene-Rose Park in East Cambridge, MA. Other past exhibitions include: “turn.extend.adjust.bend.rest.repeat” at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, 2009; “Curious” at the Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, 2008; an installation in the restroom of the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, 2007; “In Transit: From Object to Site” at the David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2007; “Squeeze” at Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, 2005; “Constructions” at O.K. Harris Works of Art , New York, NY, 2005.