Garth Evans


sculptures 1965 - 1970

recently acquired

Garth Evans

Having studied at the Slade in the late 1950s, Garth Evans held his first one man show at the Rowan Gallery in 1962. He went on to hold a succession of shows at the gallery throughout the Sixties and Seventies, first achieving widespread recognition for his rigorously playful fibreglass constructions.

From 1965-79 he was a lecturer at St Martin’s School of Art and was involved in the borderline infamous pedagogic experiment, The Locked Room, in which fresh undergraduates were locked in a room all day and made to work with only one material and no instruction.

From 1970 his work underwent dramatic change, becoming more conceptually orientated. He moved to NY in 1979. His work through the 1980s can be partially described as combining the playful forms of his earlier work and the conceptual inclinations that followed. He is also well known as a draughtsman.

The work of Garth Evans is in many important collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.