"As Far as the Eye Can See", Adam Lister Gallery

August 11 – September 3
Reception, Saturday, August 11, 2 – 4pm
Old Town Fairfax Village Plaza, Fairfax, VA 22030
samll screen (inkjet print mounted on dibond) by Evan Read
"As Far as the Eye Can See" will include T.J. Donovan, Bob Elliott, Lori Ellison, J.T. Kirkland, Matthew Langley, Karen Schifano and myself.
The gallery statement: This exhibit brings together a selection of pure abstract artwork.  The artists featured here deal primarily with absence, space, color, and surface.  The works reflect the contradictory human desire for things to be obvious as well as hidden.  Drawing strength and influence from the rich history of minimalism, these seven artists speak visually in separate but connected languages.  Each unique approach, harnessing and expanding, containing and releasing, while ultimately striving to make nothing out of something.

Hastings-on-Hudson, Town Hall

July 11 – August 27
Reception, Friday, July 22, 6-8 pm
Town Hall / 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
samll screen (inkjet print mounted on dibond) by Evan Read
I will be one of two artists exhibiting work at the Hastings-on-Hudson Town Hall for the 2nd half of the summer. The show, "Local Color," was organized by Hastings Art Commissioner Jim Bergesen will include 11 pieces of my recent work, and nine works by painter Jim Napierala. Adjacent to the Town Hall, hanging from the front of the library, the artist Joe Fucigna will be showing his sculpture "Cloud Formation." My work includes eight pieces from my most recent series (Concentric Stripes, see image at left), as well as three pieces from the Fuzzy Logic series. One of the Fuzzy Logic pieces is a light box with Duratrans. All the rest of my work here are Giclée (inkjet) prints mounted on Dibond, an Aluminum composite material.

The Industry Art Show

May 17 – June 23, 10 am - 6 pm everyday
Opening, Tuesday, May 17, 5-8 pm
The Industry / 21-45 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY
samll screen (inkjet print) by Evan Read
This is a set of eight installations by eight artists in a brand new building (The Industry) with vacant ground floor street-side apartments. These empty spaces turn out to make wonderful white boxes for art installations. Besides myself, the other artists are Paul Moreno, Brandon Friend, Lisa DiClerico, Rachel Wren, Jim Hubbell, Yukiko Kobayashi, and Magda Dejose. All the artists work in LIC. The installation is being organized by Jeffrey Leder Gallery, and is sponsored by Silvercup Studios. The opening was planned to coincide with the first annual LIC Arts Open (May 14-22), a celebration of the arts in Long Island City. Both the E and the 7-train stop nearby. Check this map; its on 44th Drive, between 21st and 23rd Streets.

Long Island City Open Studios 2011

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22, 12 - 6pm
My studio: 10-10 44th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ste 311
concentric stripes no7b, inkjet print by Evan Read
I will be doing this two afternoon Long Island City event. My studio is in the "Paint Can Studios" complex on the 3rd floor. There are 20 or so artists in my building, and quite a few other sizeable studio buildings in the area are participating. I will be showing work produced in the last year, including many pieces from a concentric stripe series started last fall (see image at left and above), as well as some work from my ongoing fuzzy logic series. Here's a neighborhood map with five area subway stops marked (7, G, and E trains).

Group Installation in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Opened Nov 7 (ongoing)
Human Bodyworks, 32 Main Street (1st flr), Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
I have three pieces in this group installation at Human Bodyworks, a business which includes massage therapy, yoga and a variety of other healing practices. Other artists in the installation include Arle Sklar-Weinstein, Doug Marouk-Coe, Dawne Clark, Barbara Prisament, Judith Lahn, Jennifer Ladd-Hepburn and Bern Richards. Viewing is by appointment only.
On Friday, December 3 from 6-8pm my work will still be up in the gallery, and I will be in attendance, on the occasion for a reception for a new outdoor art installation, Memory Lane by Marie-Claude Giroux. Jim Bergesen curated this first in a series of projects around Hastings-on-Hudson for the Hastings Art Commission. The town is about 20 miles north of mid-town Manhattan along the Hudson River; the train ride from Grand Central takes 30 minutes.

Long Island City Open Studios

Saturday + Sunday, May 22-23, 1-6pm
My studio: 10-10 44th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ste 311
mirrored plexiglass artwork by Evan Read
I will be doing this two afternoon neighborhood event in LIC. My studio is in the "Paint Can Studios" complex on the 3rd floor; there are 20 or so artists in the building. There are several other sizeable studio buildings in the area participating (a few listed below). I will be showing some of the work that I produced for my December-January show at the Peekskill Center for Digital Arts, as well as some proofs of new pieces in my Fuzzy Logic series. Here's a neighborhood map with four area subway stops marked (7, G, and E trains).
if you're looking for other things to do while visiting the area, there are lots of other great art venues (PS1, The Sculpture Center, The Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park) as well as other things like the excellent and fairly new Gantry State Park along the waterfront (amazing views of the Manhattan skyline). The commercial area on Vernon Blvd from Jackson Blvd and heading north towards my studio has lots of interesting restaurants and shops.
Paint Can Studios, 10-10 44th Avenue (at 10th St), 3rd flr
Independent Studios 1, 10-27 46th Avenue
Juvenal Reis Studios, 43-01 22nd Street
Long Island City Art Center, 44-02 23rd Street
Will Art Deco Building, 43-01 21st St, LIC, 11101

Digital Paintings at the Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill

December 8, 2009 - January 16, 2010

Opening: Tuesday, December 8, 5:30-7:00

fuzzy logic 1 digital print on paper
This is a one-person show where I will be unveiling thirteen new digital prints on paper, two light boxes, and a mirrored plexi-glass piece. The spacious gallery has given me the opportunity to make digital prints at a larger scale, and I am very excited about the results. I will give a brief talk at 6:30. The Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill is part of the Westchester Community College, SUNY, and is curated by Lise Prown. Peekskill is located 47 miles north of NYC, along the Hudson River.

Please note, the gallery will be closed for the holidays from December 25 throught January 3. Also, closing will probably be early on December 24, so call ahead to check hours for that day.

Installation Shots at the Center for Digital Arts

Below are four shots of the Peekskill show which is up until January 16. For additional info, see above entry.
two digital prints on paper
Sunshine Superman digital print on paper
two lightboxes with c-print transparencies
three digital prints on paper

Peekskill Pecha-Kucha Night

Thursday, December 3, 7pm

I will be doing a Pecha Kucha presentation at the Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill. Pecha-Kucha is a night of presentations by 8 to 14 artists, designers, architects and other creatives where each presenter presents 20 images for 20 seconds apiece. It is intended to be casual and foster an exchanges of ideas. The Center is a part of Westchester Commmunity College (SUNY). It is located 47 miles north of NYC, along the Hudson River.

Installation at Cornell Medical Center

July 15 - September 30

I have an installation, "Cloudscapes and Echo Stripes" at an office of Cornell Medical Center (12 W72nd Street). Included are fifteen inkjet prints and a couple of paintings done over about a half dozen years. The space is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Long Island City Open Studios in Conjunction with the Armory Art Fair

Friday / March 6 / 10am - 8pm

This year for the first time, the Armory Art Show is launching a series of public programs in a different neighborhood each day. Friday is centered on Queens and includes artists' open studios as well as events at the Sculpture Center, the Noguchi Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, PS1 and more. Go to the Armory website for a complete schedule. My own studio, along with other artists on our floor (Paint Can Studios) will be open. We are at at 10-10 44th Avenue, 3rd floor.


Open Studios at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Thursday, Friday October 16 & 17 (6-9pm); Saturday, October 18 (12-6pm)

I am participating along with the approximately 80 other artists at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (323 W39th Street) in the annual Open Studios. I'm in studio #911 (9th floor).

"Local Growing Conditions" at the Westchester Arts Exchange

installation shot installation shot installation shot
May 17, '08 - July 22, '08
I was in this show, curated by Larchmont gallerist Kenise Barnes, at the Arts Exchange (31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains), the gallery of ArtsWestchester (a non-profit in partnership with the County). The gallery is in an old landmark-designated bank building, and it's main room has cathedral windows and a double-height ceiling. The show featured 22 Westchester-based artists and was loosely structured around a nature and eco-consciousness theme. It was a super group of artists, and at the first of two openings for the show &mdash a big fundraiser for the ArtsWestchester &mdash I had a great time chatting with and getting to know a good number of them. There was food prepared by local and New York City chefs, music and an open bar and it was lively and fun. A 2nd opening, the following afternoon, a Saturday, was for the general public.
Before the show, I had only met one of the artists in the group, Tricia Wright, and I loved that my work was juxtaposed with her wonderful painting which you can see situated behind my wall in the second photo. A few of the other artists I had the pleasure of getting to know some included Mia Brownell, Scott Goodman, Wennie Huang, Jackie Meier, Patricia Miranda and Cynthia Newman.
My project developed from an initial converstion with Kenise Barnes. On a studio visit a few years ago, she had seen a cluster of 15 or 20 small drawings and prints massed together on the wall. When she called me about this show she asked me if I would be interested in doing something like that again, and possibly add to it by working directly on the wall. I'd kicked around wall painting ideas for many years, so this immediately hooked me. There was just under three months to put it all together, and I had both sides of a freestanding wall to consider.
As I began to get rolling, I contacted an artist, Adam Grossi, I had recently came across who has done some great things combining his panel paintings with complementary imagery painted directly on the walls. He generously offered advice on some basic technical stuff. In terms of the overall design, as well as what prints and drawings to incorporate, I wrestled with a range of ideas (1, 2). I quickly realized I would need to test things out by doing a full-scale mock-up directly on the wall. For wall painting stencils, I ran mylar through my inkjet printer, and when tacked to the wall these shapes were striking in themselves (3, 4). In the end, the wall painting I chose dictated a big reduction in the number of digital prints I added to the piece (5, 6).