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DICK EVANS




Blues and Darks With Green & Light Auburn

40" x 40" acrylic on canvas
SOLD



Thinking It Over

12" x 12" acrylic on clayboard panel
$1700



The Day Ahead

6" x 6" acrylic on clayboard panel
SOLD



Into Tomorrow

12" x 36" acrylic on clayboard panel
$3000



Keeper of the Keys

48" x 90" acrylic on canvas, diptych
SOLD



Now & Then

12" x 12" acrylic on clayboard panel
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New Day

12" x 12" acrylic on clayboard panel
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Anticipation

6" x 24" acrylic on clayboard panel
$1800



Evening Moment

12" x 12" acrylic on clayboard panel
SOLD



Dreaming of Another Day

30" x 30" acrylic on canvas
$4200



Gathering II

60" x 60" acrylic on canvas
$13,600



Evening Wonder

6" x 24" acrylic on clayboard panel
$1800



Three Graces Consider

36" x 60" acrylic on canvas
$7600



Moving Into Song

24" x 24" acrylic on canvas
$3200



Gathering III

24" x 24" acrylic on canvas
$3200



Golden Edge

12" x 36" acrylic on clayboard panel
$3000



Day of Wonder

12" x 12" acrylic on clayboard panel
$1700



Another Way

12" x 12" acrylic on clayboard panel
$1700



Poised for the Next Moment

30" x 48" acrylic on canvas
$5600



Approaching Moment

6" x 24" acrylic on clayboard panel
$1800



Coming Forth

12" x 36" acrylic on clayboard panel
SOLD


BIOGRAPHY
Dick Evans was born in the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico, USA. Having grown up in a rural farming community in the panhandle of Texas, he had no exposure at all to art until he started college. Fortunately he was required to take drawing and design courses as he started his supposed major of architecture. He soon realized architecture was not right for him, but also that he loved ART! As he progressed through an advertising art program at Texas Tech, he realized he was more interested in the Fine Arts, and transferred to a rich art program at the University of Utah, where he obtained a BFA in Drawing and Painting, and went on to obtain an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture.

After completing college, Evans began a university teaching career. His first position was back at the university where he began as a student, Texas Tech. He taught courses in ceramics, drawing, and design. At the age of twenty-nine he was granted tenure. Uneasy about settling into one area so early in life he resigned within the month and set out on his own with wife and two children, establishing studios in Northern New Mexico in which he produced sculpture and ceramics. After a year he realized how much he missed teaching and returned to the university scene. He spent a year teaching at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Then he spent three years teaching art at the University of New Mexico. In 1975 he married for the second time. This time to sculptor Susan Stamm Evans, with whom he is still married. Also in 1975 he took a position teaching art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Evans progressed through the professorial ranks to tenure, full professorship, and also a two-year stint as Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts.

In 1987 the Evans’ made the decision to leave academia and devote full time to their art. In 1990 they decided to return to New Mexico. They moved to Santa Fe and built a house with two studios. Throughout Evans’ teaching career he was teaching primarily in ceramics, and thus also working in that medium as his primary form of expression (although he also produced sculpture in welded steel and cast bronze). In 1991, after several years of creating ceramic murals, he decided to return to his early love of painting. Evans’ art is found in 17 Art Museums and over a dozen Corporate collections. He has had over 30 solo shows as well as numerous group shows and invitational shows. Examples of his work are found in 7 books and many periodicals and publications.

Regardless of medium, critics and reviewers are always struck by the richness of form and color used by Evans. Reference to the mysterious, emotional and psychological is always a primary concern. Never interested in a “realist” manner of expression, he continues always to attempt to get to a deeper, more personal place. His feeling is that the more personal the statement is, the more universal it may be. By avoiding the visually expected, his art often aids the viewer to see surroundings in a different and richly rewarding manner.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I seldom begin a painting with any particular image in mind. I often start by simply loading a brush with a color of paint that appeals to me at that time and making a stroke on the canvas or panel surface. As I react to the form of that stroke, the way it divides the canvas, the weight of the stroke, the emotional impact, I lay down the next stroke, either in the same color or in a different color. The entire painting evolves in that manner, in a series of reactions to the previous collection of actions.

Throughout that process the visual and emotional elements that I have collected during my lifetime of observation, as well as, I suspect, elements that are in the genetic evolution of the human species, all play a part in determining each new step.

Ultimately my paintings are simply explorations, interpretations and expressions of the world around me and within me.

Now, I will say that I do love the New Mexico landscape. I will say also that I love to look at just about any landscape or cityscape or room interior or the food on my plate! That is what I do. All that information is continually filed away, sometimes only reappearing years later. I often don’t even remember a particular inspiration when I am painting. Then sometime later I might see something in the landscape that will make me exclaim, “Oh yes, I painted that last year in such and such a painting, something like this must have inspired that work.” I seldom have a particular reaction that I am hoping for from a viewer. Rather, I would like for the viewer to experience an increased awareness or way of seeing, perhaps it could be called visual vocabulary, through seeing my work. Hopefully that increase will lead to heightened emotional and intellectual richness for the viewer. These goals apply to me as well as others, for I probably learn more through experiencing my paintings than does any other viewer.

EXHIBITIONS
2017
Representing The West: A New Frontier, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2016
First Peek, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah
Fall Group Exhibition, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Unsung Memories", Chiaroscuro Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
"Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Art, - London, England
"Art of Our Century", Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
"Expressions West, Coos Art Museum (CAM), Coos Bay, Oregon
El Paseo Art Walk, El Paseo Fashion Week, Ramey Fina Art, Palm Desert, CA
2015
Group Show, Colors of the Southwest, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
2014
Group Show, The Art of Santa Fe, The Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
2013
Two Person Show, The Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Group Show, 25th Anniversary, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2012
Group Show, James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011
Solo Show, Indications, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2010

Solo Show, Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond, OK
2008
Solo Show, Internal Edge, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond, OK
Group Show, Land of Color and Excitement, Lakeview Museum of Arts And Sciences, Peoria, IL
2007
Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond, OK

Invitational GroupTraveling Show, Out West, the Great American Landscape, Traveling through Seven Major Cities in China
2006
Solo Show, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee,

Solo Show, Close Encounters, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond, OK
2005
Solo Show, Silhouettes and Passages, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group show, At Home in the Sun, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond OK
2004
Solo Show, Eight x Eight x Evans, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Solo Show, The Interval That Separates, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond, OK
2003
Solo Show, Focus of Enigma, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Show, Shadid Fine Art, Edmond, OK
2002
Solo Show, Unreasoned Landscape, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe
2001
Solo Show, New Works Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, A Show with Heart Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Expressions in High Color: Paintings of the New Mexico Landscape
(by seven selected artists) The Albuquerque Museum, NM
2000
Exhibition of former University Faculty, University Art Museum

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2000
Solo Show, New Landscapes, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Solo Show, Inside Out: The Landscape of Memory, Joyce Robins Gallery
1998
Solo Show, Well, They Feel Red to Me, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997
Solo Show, Horizons, Robins Hyder Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Solo Show, Abstract Realities, Robins Hyder Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
1995
Solo Show, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Solo Show, Abbey Lane Gallery, Creede, CO
1994

Group Show, Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
1993
Solo Show, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1990

Solo Show, Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

COLLECTIONS
Albuquerque Art Museum

Arizona State University
Akin, Gump & Associates
Ball State University
California Polytechnic State University
Chrysler Corporation

Cornell University
Deloitte Haskins & Sells
Eisco Technology
Firstar Corporation
Foley & Lardner
Four Seasons Hotel
Giftco, Incorporated
Hallmark
Healthsouth Corporation
Marquette University
Milwaukee Art Museum
Mint Museum
Quarles & Brady
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Salt Lake City Art Center
San Antonio Art Museum
Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Smithsonian Institution
Starwood Hotels
University of Montana
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico
University of Utah
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts

EDUCATION

1966 MFA University of Utah

1964 BFA University of Utah
1959-1963 Texas Tech University

TEACHING

Texas Tech University, 1966-1970

University of Tennessee, 1971-1972
University of New Mexico, 1972-1975
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1975-1987

ASSOCIATE DEAN
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Fine Arts, 1981-1983