EVANS WOOLLEN’S ARCHITECTURE INTO PAINTING
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 2
One Art Space Gallery
23 Warren Street
Street level – Gallery 1
New York, NY 10007
Evans Woollen is an architect who is also an artist. Or is it the other way round? Is he an artist who is also an architect? This is not a frivolous question. It gets to the core of much of the art of our century after cubism, and to the core of almost all of the art before 1500, stretching back to cave painting – namely that visual art and the art of our living environments are indivisible.
Evans Woollen’s paintings belong to the world of architecture. To enclose them in ornate frames would be to kill them. They belong in built space, where the radiant energies of their movement, form and color become part of the rhythms of daily life in architectural space. To see them in this way is to appreciate their power.