STEVE EVANS

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Born 1944, lives and works in Wolverhampton

Artist statement

My work is informed by my engineering design background. It is rooted in my interest in architecture, space, shape, form and the visual effects of manipulating line. It incorporates the techniques and formal qualities of technical drawing before the advent of CAD – qualities of precision, regimentation, the repetition of line with reference to geometry and measurement. Unlike CAD these works contain minute inconsistencies. The spacing is imprecise, the thickness of the line is variable, these ‘flaws’ evident in the hand-drawn pieces, add qualities that make each unique – the arrangements of line create visual disturbances and illusions beyond the original formal references. My work is clearly concerned with man-made form, celebrating the modern. They are also pieces in their own right – abstractions exploring and extending pictorial space through the use of light, line and colour.

Solo Shows

2018 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (From Another Angle)

2018 Asylum Gallery,Wolverhampton (Geometry and Distortion)

2016 Asylum Gallery,Wolverhampton (Parallax)

2015 Dudley Art Space (Lines of Communication)

2015 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham(Reading Between the Lines)

2014 Asylum Gallery,Wolverhampton (Lines of Enquiry)

2013 Eagle Works,Wolverhampton (‘Across the Line’)

2011 Bilston Craft Gallery (‘Keep Looking’)

2008 Bilston Craft Gallery (‘Simplexity’) 

Selected Group Shows

2018 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (Members & Associates Exhibition)     

2018 The Courtyard Gallery, Solihull (Easel Club)

2018 TheAtkinson, Southport (Liverpool School)

2018 Allemuir Space (Birmingham Design Festival)

2018 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (Prize Exhibition)

2018 Unity Theatre, Liverpool (Liverpool School)  

2017 Wolverhampton Art Gallery (W’ton Society of Artists)   

2017 Granary Gallery, Weston Park, Staffordshire (Architecture through the Eye of the Artist)                                                             

2017 The Art Yard, Cradley Heath (Open)

2017 Artists Workhouse Studley (Regeneration) 

2016 Viner Gallery, Wolverhampton (West of the Centre)

2016 Shire Hall, Stafford (Staffordshire Open 16)

2016 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (Prize Exhibition

2016 The Bond, Birmingham (Cobalt Blue Exhibition) 

2015 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (Exploring Drawing)

2015 Nuneaton Art Gallery (W’ton Society of Artists)

2015 MAC Birmingham (CHAS Exhibition)

2015 Custard Factory, Birmingham (Geometric Abstraction) 

2014 Cupola Gallery, Sheffield (‘Delicious’)

2014 The Montgomery, Sheffield (Regulate Exhibition)

2014 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (West Midls Open)   

Memberships

Wolverhampton Society of Artists:   Member since 2008,  Chairman 2011 – 2012

Wolverhampton Contemporary Arts Forum/Junction Festival Organising Team 2010 – 2016

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists:   Associate  2014 – 2016 ,  Member  since 2016,   Honorary Curator  since  2017