Abstract Critical

Garth Evans in conversation with Richard Deacon

At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park until the 27th of May is an exhibition of work by Garth Evans, selected by sculptor Richard Deacon. As Deacon explains: “this selection of Garth Evans’ work, drawn from public and private collections in the UK as well as from the artist’s own collection, is a necessarily partial overview of a complex and important artist. With the exception of the group of drawings displayed in the project space, the selection represents work that Evans made in the period between the end of his studentship at the Slade in 1959-60 and his permanent departure for the United States in 1979.”  

You can download the whole of Deacon’s essay (as a PDF) here. There are more images and information on the Yorkshire Sculpture Park site, an abstract critical film, and catalogue introductions from recent exhibitions of Evans’ work here and here.

Film by Will Simpson (Omni Pictures). Thanks to Caroline Douglas, Head of the Arts Council Collection.