Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VAS SOCIAL HOUR: SFAI Café » 6:30–7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Liam Everett’s work is a testament to the process of its making. Everett views painting as a flexible topography—one that reveals the conglomeration of elements. His singular “practice of practice through painting” is contingent on movement and materials and chemical reactions, creating abstract paintings that stand, lean, fold, crumple, and drape from various systems of flexible support. While these support structures can be as basic as the wall and the floor, their silent collaboration in Everett’s art play with the viewer in complex ways.
For more than 15 years, Everett has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the world. He has had solo exhibitions at Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco; the Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York; and Liste 17 in Basel, Switzerland. Last year, Everett was recognized by SFMOMA as a finalist for the SECA Art Award. He is also in the process of producing a multiple at Paulson Bott Press with RITE EDITIONS. Other recent group exhibitions were held at Josh Lilley Gallery, London; MacArthur B Arthur Gallery, Oakland; and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco. Everett has completed artist residencies at the Künstlerhaus Bremen in Germany and at Astérides in Marseille, France.
If I could sleep I might make love. I'd go into the woods. My eyes would see... the sky, the earth. I'd run, run, they wouldn't catch me. Installation view, 2012
Mixed media on various fabrics
96 x 38 inches (each painting)
Courtesy of Altman Siegel Gallery