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Fifth Floor Gallery is pleased to present Sky C andy\, the newest body of paintings by Los Angeles based artist\, Paul W. Evans. Continuing with his exploration of mixed media and painting\, Evans has created a body of work that combines the whimsical with the surreal. The artist's interest in modes of production and reprodu ction manifests in pieces with repetitive imagery that is immersed in uniqu e painted landscapes. This contrast of a mass produced iconic image vs the unique\, customized creation is one that is seen often in facets of contemp orary culture\, from art to current design. Traditionally nature has been p ortraited in an epic scale that may dwarf any human subjects. Here < /p>\n

the landscape is marginalized and the sky itself\, wi th Evans' mysterious anatomical imagery\, becomes the focus\, producing an uneasiness despite an almost comical subject. The anatomical references sta nd in defiance to the landscape\, refusing to be absorbed and simultaneousl y confronting the viewer. The commingling of mechanical reproduction and th e suggestion of the spiritual are the heart of his work.

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Paul W. Evans earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts (New York\, NY). Recent exhibitions in Los Angeles include Weekend Space\, Fifth Floor Gallery\, the Institute of Cultural Inquiry and the Center for the Arts\, Eagle Rock. He has shown extensively in the US a nd abroad\, including Clementine Gallery\, Lump Gallery\, Eyewash Gallery\, the Brooklyn Museum of Art\, the University of Illinois at Chicago\, the U krainian Institute of Modern Art and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. R ecent curatorial projects include the video group show Leg Room co-curated with Jonathon Hornedo\, Cries and Whispers at Sam Lee Gallery and Doing Pen nants at Fifth Floor Gallery. He is the co-founder and co-director of Shoeb oxLA with artist Sophia Allison\, now in its third year.

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