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Extreme Precision: A Conversation with Margaret Evangeline
by D. Dominick Lombardi

Margaret Evangeline has long experimented with aesthetically resistant materials, making work that deepens the immediacy of a moment. She is perhaps best known for her use of gunshot and mirror-polished stainless steel. In recent videos, she experiments with sounds and actions collected while shooting the steel panels of a commissioned sculpture. Evangeline was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and earned an MFA from the University of New Orleans. In addition to numerous national and international solo shows, she has produced several site-specific installations, including a floating work on the River Thames in London and Gunshot Landscape, which is in the permanent collection of The Fields at Art Omi in Ghent, New York. Last fall, a mini-retrospective of her work, “Silver Bullets and Holy Water,” was shown at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Evangeline is currently working on a mid-career monograph, tentatively titled Uneasy Waters.

Gunshot Landscape, 2004.
Mirror-polished, shot stainless steel, installed at The Fields, Art Omi International, Ghent, NY.


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