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Oct. 26, 2007

Image: Franklin Evans, "everythinguwant," 2007_watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper_22 x 30 in.

Painter Franklin Evans will discuss his work Nov. 15

Painter Franklin Evans, an alumnus of the University of Iowa, will present a lecture on his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 116 of Art Building West on the University of Iowa campus.

Evans' talk, which is presented by the painting and drawing area of the UI School of Art and Art History, will be free and open to the public.

Evans was born in Reno, Nev., and currently lives and works in New York City. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University and his Master of Fine Arts from the UI.

Recent solo exhibitions have been at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco and Federico Luger Gallery, Milan, Italy, in 2007; Katherine Mulherin Projects in Toronto, Canada, in 2006; and the Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City in 2005. His work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at the Drawing Center In New York City, Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, N.C., Artenova-Fuoriuso, in Pescara, Italy, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

The Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco described Evans works as "imagined 'dreamlandscapes' where color, perspective, form, and scale coalesce to create eloquent byways through constantly shifting spaces. In Evans' realm, gravity-defying salvos of color are created by converging branches of watercolor and ink."

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