Think of Brooklyn-based videographer Cliff Evans as a Great Master for a budding century, one whose brave new palette leaves the rectangle of the canvas light years behind. In his three-channel HD video work, Citizen: The Wolf and the Nanny, the montagist unleashes a multi-screen barrage of images lifted from the Internet to create a narrative about nature overcome by technological culture. Its stuff that could only be dreamt up by a modern-day Bosch, and thats just where the comparisons start: The critics associate Evans and his rapid-fire animated collages with everyone and everything from Dalí to Monty Python to William Burroughs, and his works channel a Blade Runner cyberpunk sensibility right out of William Gibson. Hold on to your seats.
The Wolf and the Nanny, along with three other single-channel works (Citizen: Camping at Home and a pair of untitled sketches for a planned monument to the author J.G. Ballard), comprises a video installation Evanss first in Colorado that opens today at the University of Denvers Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, 2121 East Asbury Avenue. The projections take over the gallery at a reception tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.; in addition, Evans will participate in a free artist talk and panel discussion tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Sturm Hall 286 on the DU campus. The exhibition continues through February 21; for more information, visit www.du.edu/art/myhrengallery.htm or call 303-871-3716.
Jan. 7-Feb. 21, 2010
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