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Empyrean, 2007
Empyrean

29 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
June 14th, 2008 - July 26th, 2008

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.stephanstoyanovgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
stephanluxe@gmail.com
PHONE:  
212.343.4240
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm

DESCRIPTION

"[T]he June machine has passed into the heart of desire, that is, human activity constitutes nothing more than "residual work" or the machine's psychic "imprint" on the individual's imaginary world." - Felix Guattari

Evans presents two digital image-montage animations. Narratives, loops, and crescendos play across the landscape of a strangely frozen now. With the assumed position of a complicit virtual navigator, Evans traverses scenes of familiar power struggles, guiding the viewer through conflated contemporary and historical events and environments. Evans constructs these closed and flattened environments from found online images.

Traces of their own absence, these images are, again, sliced in time from their context, their lives, and re-appropriated to reform a world - view. Unsure of where to integrate his position, Evans repeats the scenes; just as the animated image - objects continue their dance – becoming machinic perceptions of a complicated sublimity.