Exhibition Info

Jun 4 - Jul 18, 2015
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Thurs-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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Working in a visual language combining figurative, architectural, and fantastic imagery, Edmonton printmaker Daniel Evans reinterprets motifs from mythology and folklore as an exploration of narrative and storytelling. Particularly drawn to thresholds and liminal spaces, he manipulates the structure, tropes, and language of myth, fairytale, and folklore to deconstruct and challenge the entrenched hegemonies of both classical and contemporary mythologies. Building on previous work exploring the intersection of mythmaking and urban spaces, Atavistic adapts personal and familial experiences of anxiety, loss, and trial into a mythic narrative of transition and change.

Daniel Evans studied Fine Art, English, and Psychology at Grant MacEwan University, and majored in Drawing at ACAD. There he was introduced to intaglio printmaking at and it wasn’t until pursuing postgraduate studies in Illustration at the North Wales School of Art and Design that it became a major component of his work. Since completing a Masters of Arts in the fall of 2012, Evans has been an avid supporter of Edmonton’s artist-run centres. Earlier this year he received the Emerging Artist award at the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts in St Albert.

Opening Reception: June 5, 7-9 pm.

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