Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 121.9cm (H) x 182.1cm (W) x 4.3cm (D) / 48" (H) x 71.7" (W) x 1.7" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This large horizontal abstract is very vibrant and yet contemplative at the same time. There is an impression of it being lit from within. The juxtaposition of color opposites (yellow-orange and lavender) create the magical vibrance. This painting also works well vertically. Evans' fascination with the interaction of color is at play in this painting...the light magenta she layered over the yellows and oranges turned lavender-blue when applied.
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Based in: Norwalk, CT
Kat Evans’ vibrant, large-scale paintings are a celebration of the expressive possibilities of color.
Inspired by Josef Albers and the Color Field Movement, Kat (Katherine) Evans creates vibrant paintings with luminous hues and raucous color. Using bold brush strokes and often collage effects, she masterfully explores the interplay of color and texture to evoke an emotional response in each composition. Evans’ bold and compelling Color Field paintings have clearly struck a chord among collectors and galleries. Her artwork has been shown in numerous juried solo and group exhibitions; and Evans’ paintings can be found in collections throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Mexico.
Color interaction and its ability to evoke an emotional response are important elements in my work...pulling the imagination into moods, movement and natural forms. I have had a lifelong passion for, and involvement in, visual communication and expression. Painting and design have been the outlets for that passion.
I move into each piece intuitively, open to chance, applying complex color combinations that create a "visual vibration". When I discover paintings within the paintings, I crop and layer parts of the whole to create a larger composition. At times I apply clear acrylic mediums to create depth and texture.
I am drawn to the color harmony of Helen Frankenthaler, Matisse, Rothko, Emily Mason and so many others. Images that emerge from the poems of Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson and Frank O'Hara inspire.
Selected Exhibitions, Awards and Affiliations
Singulart, By invitation, online art gallery based in Paris, France, 2019 to present
Oomph!, Greenwich, CT, 2019 to present
MIXMASTER, Mattatuck Museum Juried Group Exhibition, Waterbury, CT, 2021
Good Vibrations Solo Exhibition, One River Gallery, Westport, CT, 2020
Kips Bay Showhouse, Christopher Peacock Installation, New York, NY, 2019
5 Fabulous Abstract Women, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT, 2019
THREE – A National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, 2018
Nor'Easter: The 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 2018
Abstract Women, Southport Galleries, Southport, CT, 2017
Abstraction: The Illusion of Interpretation, Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT, 2017
A Life in Color, juried exhibition, Kenneth Chapman Gallery, IONA College, New Rochelle, NY, 2017
MIXMASTER, Mattatuck Museum Juried Group Exhibition, Waterbury, CT, 2017
Spectrum Miami 2016, Miami, FL, 2016
Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
Dovecote, Westport CT, 2016—2019
Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT, 2016 to present
SHIM Invitational 1, ArtHelix Gallery, group show, Brooklyn, NY 2015
ArtHelix Gallery, group show, Brooklyn, NY 2015
The Avenue Gallery, Norwalk, CT, 2015, 2016, 2017
Color Awakenings, Solo Show, Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, CT, 2015
Sandra Morgan—Art Privé, Greenwich, CT and Vero Beach, FL, 2015 to present
Greenwich Art Society 99th Annual Exhibition, juror: MOMA Assistant Curator, Greenwich, CT, 2016
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