Artist Talk : Pieranna Cavalchini with Cliff Evans

September 21, 2006

cliff talk

artist/curator talk @ LOCATION ONE

Thursday September 21st
7 pm


Pieranna Cavalchini, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, will entertain a conversation with artist Cliff Evans, whose epic video installation THE ROAD TO MOUNT WEATHER is on view at LOCATION ONE through Saturday November 4th, (Tue-Sat, 12-6pm)

The Road to Mount Weather is a three-channel moving image installation (15 minute loop). In the catalogue that accompanies the show the curator writes: *It is a panoramic triptych that maps the condition of the American adolescent psyche through myriad scavenged images and a carefully calibrated soundtrack. The artist has roamed the Internet examining anxieties, phobias and obsessions, searching out subjects that often preoccupy internet surfers: conspiracy theories and surveillance. […] an open animation, susceptible to hugely varied critical perspectives and interpretations. It shakes us out of our complacency. In a mock epic journey through capitalist Hell, Evans creates a baffling cascade of imagery coded in complex syntax. […] With each repeated viewing, the viewer becomes more intrigued, less complacent, finding new associations and symbols, and questioning the final meaning of the narrative.*

This event is FREE and is supported, in part, by public funds form the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Cliff Evans was born in Darkwood, Australia and moved to Texas when he was three. He graduated from the Museum School, Boston in 2002 and returned a year later to the Museum School for the competitive Fifth Year Program, winning the prestigious traveling scholarship from the Medici Society. Since then he has lived in New York and New Orleans. Currently he resides in Fort Green, Brooklyn. Evans’ work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Brickbottom Gallery, the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, and the Museum School in Boston, the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and the Creative Research Lab in Austin, Texas.