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Publication - Franklin Evans: fugitivemisreadings The Studio as Episteme, text by Raphael Rubinstein, Miles McEnery Gallery, June 2021

franklinsfootpaths Virtual Guided Tour, Figge Art Museum, June 17, 2021

Link to ARTnews Franklin Evans Amplifies Joy, conversation with Brooke Jaffe regarding "fugitivemisreadings" "YOU AGAIN" at Miles McEnery Gallery and "franklinsfootpaths" at FIGGE MUSEUM Opening in June

Franklin Evans creates paintings and painting installations, which obsessively and recursively consider the artist's relationship to his studio as a generative space, an essential tool, and a focused subject. He draws from other artists (Matisse, Jose Clemente Orozco, Joan Brown, Kerry James Marshall, and Arthur Jafa, among many others), allowing the wealth of cultural forces to infuse his fluid, complex and increasinginly networked brainspace. Born in Reno, NV, he has lived and worked in New York, NY since 1993. He has degrees from Stanford University (BA), University of Iowa (MA and MFA Painting), and Columbia University (MBA). Upcoming 2021 solo exhibitions include fugitivemisreadings at Miles McEnery Gallery (New York, NY) and franklinsfootpaths at Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA). He has had two dozen solo exhibitions internationally and has participated in numerous group exhibitions at venues, which include, among others: MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; RISD Museum, Providence, RI; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Futura, Prague, Czech Republic; Museum Ivan Bruschi, Arezzo, Italy; Mykonos Biennale, Greece; Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibition, Italy; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Federico Luger, Milan, Italy; Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, NY; Sue Scott, New York, NY. His work has been featured and reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, New York Magazine, Artforum, The New Yorker, Modern Painters, Brooklyn Rail, Art-Agenda, Flash Art International, Hyperallergic, Arte Fuse, ArtPulse, Art New England, Sculpture Magazine, among other publications. Awards and grants include: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant; NYFA Fellowship Painting; PM Foundation; Tribesice; MacDowell; Yaddo; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program; and LMCC Workspace Program. Evans' work is included in public and private collections internationally, including, among others: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; Salomon Foundation, Annecy, France; Roanoke College, Salem, VA; Collection AGI, Verona, Italy. Evans has collaborated with choreographer Trajal Harrell, playwright Paul David Young, and curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, dialoguing among disciplines in his porous practice. His catalogue Franklin Evans: juddrules was published by Montserrat College of Art in 2015 with essays by Leonie Bradbury, Robert Moeller, and Patrick Neal. The essay by Raphael Rubinstein, Franklin Evans: The Studio as Episteme will anchor his 2021 catalogue for fugitivemisreadings. Evans is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), FL Gallery (Milan), and Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston).
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