Art opening reception & artist talk: Franklin Evans: houstontohouston
The first exhibition in DiverseWorks new Midtown space, houstontohouston, is a large-scale installation by New York-based artist Franklin Evans. The opening reception is on Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. The artist will give a gallery talk at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17.
Evans' work takes advantage of the indexical nature of materials and utilizes various systems, stages of cataloguing, archival processes, and collage as a way to re-think identity, history, narrative and genealogy. Featuring a selection of works from past exhibitions that are being rethought and reworked within the context of this new site-specific project, houstontohouston marks Evans' solo debut in Houston and his first major solo institutional project in the United States.
Evans uses painting, text, performance, and collaboration to present open system environments that are both symbiotic and cannibalistic. The title of the exhibition is a humorous play on words, as the artist will loosely recreate his New York studio, located on Houston Street, within the gallery walls of DiverseWorks, creating a bridge between these two disparate locations.