Paulden: The Communicators

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Paulden: The Communicators

3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
March 14th, 2011 - June 4th, 2011

inland empire
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
installation, sculpture


On the Sculpture Pad in front of the Museum:

Riverside Art Museum (RAM) announces the newest work by Paulden Evans to be exhibited at the Sculpture Pad, located in front of the museum.

Paulden, who goes by his first name professionally, emphasizes form, surface, and space in a unique blend of sculpture and painting that stands as a testament to the distinctive properties that comprise his work. Not a stranger to RAM, we are proud to announce the opening of his brand-new series of works, The Communicators. A natural evolution from his previous bodies of works shown at RAM, The Communicators builds on Paulden's already established series of other-worldly abstract metal creatures, constructed in his signature vibrant and complex strata of colors and textures.

The Communicators also explores a previously uncharted aspect of Paulden's artistic repertoire, integrating blinking lights as the eyes of his towering creatures. Hinting at a mysterious, morse-code-like language only decipherable by each viewer's personal encounter with the creatures, this facet articulates a new dimension of Paulden's ever-evolving body of work.

Paulden is a local, Riverside-based sculptural artist who has been painting professionally for the past ten years. He is also a recognized interior designer and general contractor, who has built numerous homes and projects in California. Paulden’s work uses free-standing metal sculptures instead of canvas and is comprised of many layers of oil enamel pigment. Paulden’s emotive juxtaposition of different textures challenges the viewer to connect with and reassess their conceptions about materiality, space, and color.