We often want to know what something is, so we can fit it into our prescribed ideas and feel like we “know” it. I create related objects which are hard to name. My sculptures are abstract, often referencing the body, but my real subject matter is the physicality of my chosen materials. I intend to maintain the integrity of common, humble stuff, joining parts with unlike properties, to derive new insights from their communion. These curious combinations can be seen as stand-ins for our lived experiences and/or just taken at their honest “face-value”. I have always been interested in how the skin of an object relates to its actual volume, weight and interior space.
Laura Evans is an artist living and working in Boston, MA. Originally from Philadelphia, she holds an MFA from Boston University and a B.A. from Hampshire College. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in cities including Berlin and Memmingen, Germany, Cusco, Peru, New York, Chicago, Miami and Seattle. Her 2006 exhibition at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, “Seeing Red”, received a 2007 Best Show Award from AICA’s New England Chapter. Other awards include a Boston Cultural Council Award in 1998, a Finalist Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2000 and a public art commission from the City of Cambridge, MA in 2005. Her work is in the collections of Boston Medical Center, Boston Public Library, Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management Company and Biogen Idec, among others. Written reviews of Evans’ work have appeared in Art in America, Art New England, The Boston Globe and Sculpture Magazine. Evans has been a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery since 2006.