Laura Evans, artist

Humor and gravity, weight and levity often coexist in my sculptures. Unusual transformations of everyday materials are the result of my tinkering: joining, modeling, twisting, tearing, wrapping, stitching or smoothing. I directly manipulate my materials and use simple hand tools, which allows me to create intimate and closely observed surfaces and forms that reveal new vocabularies. In certain work, the strong emphasis on positive and negative spaces creates an irregular pattern that seems to be in motion. My sculptures hover between mundane, recognizable objects and mysterious abstracted forms that reference the body’s fragility and tenuousness.

Laura Evans