Converso Modern is pleased to present Paul Evans: Cityscape.
The Exhibition highlights pieces from Converso’s collection Paul Evans’ famed Cityscape line.
Produced for Directional between 1971 and 1981, Cityscape I and II includes 150 designs inspired by the Manhattan skyline.
Converso Modern is pleased to present its first Chicago pop-up exhibition, Paul Evans: Cityscape. An opening reception will be on September 23rd from 6 – 9 pm at 2620 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612. The Exhibition highlights pieces from Converso’s collection of designer and sculptor Paul Evans’ famed line of furniture, Cityscape. Produced for Directional between 1971 and 1981, Cityscape I and II includes 150 designs inspired by the Manhattan skyline. Departing from techniques of mass production, Cityscapes refined patchwork was individually crafted using steel, brass, nickel, and chrome. Initially, the line consisted of five unique cases, which expanded to mirrors, tables, chairs, and various home accessories. Evans pushed the parameters of depth and dimension in later models by integrating multi-faceted geometries, burl wood, and larger pieces of metal patchwork.
Paul Evans (1931 - 1987) studied as a craftsman at the School for American Crafters in Rochester, NY (1950) and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Cranbrook, MI (1952). Evans set up his studio in New Hope, PA where he began his career as a jewelry designer and sculpture. By the 1960’s Evans had moved into designing furniture and in 1964 his studio began designing for Directional Furniture. Evans’ designs from this period of his career placed him as a large contributor to American Furniture Design and later the American Craft Movement in the 1970’s.