Ned Evans' third solo exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery will feature recent paintings in the main gallery, and a new series of reliefs called Keyholes in the office space. This latest series of paintings represents a continuum of Evans' earlier works, pushing the limitations of seductive texture and brilliant color, as well as dissection and re-assemblage of the geometric form, an ongoing exploration of concave colliding with convex, shadow colliding with light. The works hum and throb with a voluptuous energy, though in each there exist quiet respites to be found within the countless pathways and niches. Utilizing various mediums, Evans effortlessly integrates fabric, paper, acrylic paints, and texture additives, building intricate compositions rife with vibrancy and verve.
Evolving from the compositional elements of the recent paintings, the Keyhole wall reliefs are assemblages of thick foam, coated with resin and encaustic oils. These reliefs are cubistic constructions that are tightly joined, like an Inca stone wall, yet they leave a tiny gap in the center that acts as a portal or black void.