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Brooklyn-based British artist Simon Evan’s delicate text-based works are collaged and assembled from prosaic materials including found paper, scotch tape, pencil shavings, colored pencil and white out.  They describe a world poised between two poles of earnestness and irony.  With his wry brand of melancholy, Evans presents us with a veritable laundry list of drawings that take the form of diagrams, charts, maps, lexicons, diary entries, inventories, cosmologies and epistolary entreaties that plunge the viewer into alternate states of pathos and hope.

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News / Events
Simon Evans Wins The Prix Canson 2014
Exhibition on view at Galeria Esther Montoriol
June 13 - 28, 2014
Barcelona, Spain
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Publications
Simon Evans
First-ever Monograph
Release: Febraury 13, 2014
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Articles / Reviews
Modern Painters
“Simon Says,” by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
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Gallery Exhibition
SIMON EVANS
Edible Landscape
February 13 - March 22, 2014
New York
ArtworksThumbnails
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SIMON EVANS Notes, 2014 Mixed media on paper 88 1/4 x 64 in. (224.2 x 162.6 cm)

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SIMON EVANS Stains, 2014 Mixed media on paper 40 x 28 1/4 in. (101.6 x 71.8 cm)

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SIMON EVANS Untitled (Black Picture), 2014 Found paper and mixed media on paper
58 1/8 x 62 1/4 in. (147.6 x 158.1 cm)

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SIMON EVANS Religious Building, 2014 Mixed media, shoe box 4 1/4 x 13 x 7 1/2 in. (10.8 x 33 x 19.1 cm)
 

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SIMON EVANS Skyscraper, 2014 Paper cups Dimensions variable

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SIMON EVANS Skyscraper (detail), 2014 Paper cups Dimensions variable

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SIMON EVANS How to Get Lost Part 2, 2013 Adhesive letters, tape, foil from candy and cigarette packs on world map poster 31 x 48 1/2 in. (78.7 x 123.2 cm)

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SIMON EVANS Big Ghost, 2013 Found paper and mixed media on paper
84 1/4 x 109 1/2 in. (214 x 278.1 cm)

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SIMON EVANS Inbetweens, 2013 Mixed media on hand-woven paper 36 1/2 x 53 x 2 1/2 in.
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SIMON EVANS Inbetweens (detail), 2013 Mixed media on hand-woven paper 36 1/2 x 53 x 2 1/2 in.
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SIMON EVANS Subculture Promenade, 2013 Paper, pen, glue, tape 9 3/4 x 34 1/4 in.
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SIMON EVANS The Skin of the Earth is a Blue Blouse, 2013 Mixed media on paper 66 x 92 inches
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SIMON EVANS The Skin of the Earth is a Blue Blouse (detail), 2013 Mixed media on paper 66 x 92 inches
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SIMON EVANS The Hell of Addiction, 2013 Mixed media on paper 25 3/4 x 39 3/4 inches
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SIMON EVANS In the arena of Vanguard Cities, 2013 Mixed media on paper 9 x 16 inches
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SIMON EVANS Man in Nature, 2013 Mixed media on paper 8 1/2 x 11 inches
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SIMON EVANS Freedom Suites, 2013 Mixed media on paper 9 x 16 inches
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SIMON EVANS New York, 2012 Mixed media on paper 37 3/4 x 50 inches
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SIMON EVANS New York detail, 2012 Mixed media on paper 37 3/4 x 50 inches
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SIMON EVANS How to Escape from Home, 2012 Adhesive letters, paper, pen, and tape 11 3/16 x 8 1/16 inches
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SIMON EVANS How to get lost, 2012 Foil from candy and cigarette packs, Google map of Dusseldorf printout, paper, tape, pen 14 1/8 x 11 x 1 3/16 inches
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SIMON EVANS R.I.P.s, 2012 Mixed media on paper 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches

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SIMON EVANS Expensive Stains and Poor Stains, 2011 Mixed media on paper Each: 30 x 22 1/4 inches
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SIMON EVANS Expensive Stains 2011 (detail) Mixed media on paper 30 x 22 1/4 inches
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SIMON EVANS Letter To The Future, 2011 Hand-stitched embroidery 9 1/2 X 11 3/4 inches
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SIMON EVANS Shitty Heaven, 2010 Tape, paper and felt tip pen on paper 56 3/4 X 51 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Shitty Heaven, 2010 (detail) Tape, paper and felt tip pen on paper 56 3/4 X 51 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS The Voice, 2010 Mixed media on paper 44 X 44 inches
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SIMON EVANS The Voice, 2010 (detail) Mixed media on paper 44 X 44 inches
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SIMON EVANS Symptoms of Loneliness, 2009 Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid 28 1/2 X 39 3/8 inches

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SIMON EVANS Everything I Have, 2008 Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out 60 1/4 X 40 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Everything I Have, 2008 Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out 60 1/4 X 40 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Everything I Have, 2008 Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out 60 1/4 X 40 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Rescue Plan, 2008 Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out 23 1/4 X 28 inches
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SIMON EVANS Green City, 2009 Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid 58 5/8 X 42 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Green City, 2009 Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid 58 5/8 X 42 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Green City, 2009 Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid 58 5/8 X 42 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Green City, 2009 Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid 58 5/8 X 42 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Home Country, 2008-9 Paper weaving 58 5/8 X 42 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS Home Country, 2008-9 Paper weaving 58 5/8 X 42 1/8 inches
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SIMON EVANS One Hundred Mix CDs for New York, 2008 Mixed media 57 1/4 X 79 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches
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SIMON EVANS One Hundred Mix CDs for New York, 2008 Mixed media 57 1/4 X 79 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches
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SIMON EVANS One Hundred Mix CDs for New York, 2008 Mixed media 57 1/4 X 79 1/4 X 2 1/2 inches
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SIMON EVANS Dear Diary, 2008 Pen, paper, scotch tape, white out 9 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches
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SIMON EVANS Different Drugs, 2004 Mixed media on paper 19.75 x 26 inches
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SIMON EVANS Lemuel Gulliver, 2004-5 Mixed media on paper 30.25 x 44 inches

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SIMON EVANS The World, 2003 Mixed media on paper 60 x 84 inches

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SIMON EVANS, Everything I Have (detail), 2008, Pen, paper, scotch tape, correction fluid and ink jet prints of personal inventory, 60 1/4 x 40 1/8 inches.

Simon Evan’s delicate text-based works are collaged and assembled from prosaic materials including found paper, scotch tape, pencil shavings, colored pencil and white out.  They describe a world poised between two poles of earnestness and irony.  With his wry brand of melancholy, Evans presents us with a veritable laundry list of drawings that take the form of diagrams, charts, maps, lexicons, diary entries, inventories, cosmologies and epistolary entreaties that plunge the viewer into alternate states of pathos and hope. Evans was born in 1972 in London, United Kingdom.  A former pro-skateboarder and writer on the Vans tour, Evans found his voice as a visual artist and has been exhibiting since 2003. 

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Photograph: Kristine Larsen

Simon Evans’ work has been featured in the 12th International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey, the 27th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil and the 2004 California Biennial at The Orange County Museum in Newport Beach.  His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH; Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Aspen Art Museum, CO; and White Columns, New York.  Evans has also been included in international group exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, the Netherlands; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Simon Evans’ work is included in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums, including the Aspen Art Museum, CO; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Miami Art Museum, FL; Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA.  Simon Evans currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his partner, Sarah Lannan.

Exhibitions
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Gallery Exhibition
SIMON EVANS
Edible Landscape
February 13 - March 22, 2014
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Simon Evans
Shitty Heaven
May 12 - June 11, 2011
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
WHITE NOISE
June 18 - August 12, 2009
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Simon Evans
Island Time
February 20 - April 04, 2009
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Cosmologies
January 11 - February 10, 2007
New York
Press / Media
Articles / Reviews
Frieze
“Simon Evans & Oyvind Falstrom: Kunsthalle Dusseldorf,” by Timotheus Vermeulen
Articles / Reviews
Blouin Artinfo Deutschland
“Die Kunsthalle Düsseldorf zeigt noch bis zum 17. Februar Simon Evans und Öy­vind Fahlström,” by BLOUIN ARTINFO Deutschland
Articles / Reviews
Arrestedmotion
“Openings: “Summer Reading” @ The Hole,” Arrested Motion
Articles / Reviews
Artdaily
“Simon Evans & Öyvind Fahlström "First we make the rules, then we break the rules" at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf”
Articles / Reviews
ARTnews
"Simon Evans. James Cohan," by Barbara Pollack
Articles / Reviews
Artforum
"Simon Evans"
Articles / Reviews
Artdaily
"Solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based British artist Simon Evans opens at James Cohan Gallery"
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Articles / Reviews
Modern Painters
“Simon Says,” by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Articles / Reviews
MutualArt.com
“In a Word: The Art of Simon Evans,” by Lori Zimmer
Articles / Reviews
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“MOCA Cleveland explores the quirky and hilarious parallel universe of artist Simon Evans,” by Steven Litt
Articles / Reviews
Frieze
"Simon Evans & Öyvind Fahlström: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf," by Timotheus Vermeulen
Articles / Reviews
The Wall Street Journal
"Capturing New York in Scraps of Paper" by Rachel Wolff
Articles / Reviews
Whitewall Magazine
"Simon Evans: Shitty Heaven," by Katy Donoghue
Articles / Reviews
Art Experience: NYC
"Simon Evans: Myth of the Ordinary Language," by Ernesto Menéndez-Conde
Articles / Reviews
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
"Simon Evans," by Anders Kold
Articles / Reviews
Frieze
"Simon Evans," by Jeffrey Ryan
Articles / Reviews
Artforum
"Matthew Higgs on Simon Evans," by Matthew Higgs
News
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News / Events
Exhibition on view at Galeria Esther Montoriol
June 13 - 28, 2014
Barcelona, Spain
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Artist Talk/Lecture
Saturday, March 8, 10 - 11 AM
James Cohan Gallery
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Publications
First-ever Monograph
Release: Febraury 13, 2014
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
November 1, 2013 - February 16, 2014
Cleveland, OH
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Videos
Simon Evans discusses his Limited Edition T-Shirt designs
March 17, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
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Museum Exhibition
Two-Person Exhibition
December 15, 2012 - August 11, 2013
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
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Videos
Inside the making of "Pink Caviar"
May 24, 2012
Humlebaek, Denmark
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Links
LP cover art for In a Cloud 2: New Sounds from SF
Release: July 19, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Books
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Publication
Simon Evans
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Publication
Öyvind Fahlström and Simon Evans: First we make the rules, then we break the rules
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Publication
Self Help
Simon Evans