Tom Evans at Sideshow

Tom Evans, St. Adrianes, 2008, oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches (courtesy Sideshow
Tom Evans, St. Adrianes, 2008, oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches (courtesy Sideshow Gallery)

Mario Naves reviews the exhibition Tom Evans on view at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn through December 18, 2011.

Naves notes that "The paintings are muscular conflagrations of brusque brushwork and overripe color... Effulgent blues, acidic purples, operatic reds and shocks of green - Evans hasn't met a saturated color he doesn't like. Chromatic indulgence is offset by compositional poise. Each time a painting threatens to disentangle (or explode) into its constituent parts, it’s held in sharp, if sometimes tenuous, check."

Also be sure to check out James Panero's catalogue essay for the exhibition posted on his blog Supreme Fiction here.