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Fred Eversley, Red Dwarf, 2019

Archival pigment print, ed. 40
32 x 32 in.


We are pleased to present a new print by Fred Eversley. Red Dwarf follows the publications of Eversley's very first series of prints, Rigel, Sirius and Vega and like the former takes its radial forms from the artists' interactive three-dimensional parabolic lenses which inspired the series. The publications are an extension of the artist's career-long interest in the parabola: the only shape that concentrates all forms of energy to a single focal point, expanding this investigation of energy and light into the two-dimensional plane. Eversley's abstract, three-dimensional meditations on color - including the luminous lens-like objects for which he is perhaps best known and upon which the star publications were based - entice the viewer to approach, prompting questions about how the mechanics of sight determine how we see and understand each other, and communicating a kinetic, palpable sense of the mysterious presence of energy throughout the universe. Red Dwarf is less abstract and proives a direct, although, parabolic image of the view outside of Eversley studio onto the street and buildings across it.

Fred Eversley (b. 1941, Brooklyn, New York) is a key figure in the development of contemporary art in Los Angeles. Based in Venice Beach for many years, he synthesizes elements from several art historical movements associated with Southern California, including Light and Space, though his work is the product of a pioneering vision all his own, informed by lifelong studies on the timeless principles of light, space, time, and gravity. Prior to his becoming an artist Eversley was an engineer who collaborated with NASA and other major aerospace companies, which helped develop his interest in the parabola. His pioneering use of industrial materials reflects the technological advances that define the postwar period even as his work reveals the timeless inner workings of the human eye and mind. 

Eversley has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (2017); Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2016); National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C. (1981); Palm Springs Art Museum (1977); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (1976); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1970). His work is in the permanent collections of more than three dozen museums throughout the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Eversley lives and works in New York.

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