spreadsheetspace // Franklin Evans (NY)
Spreadsheetspace is a new installation by Franklin Evans (NY) using the grid and organizational format of the Excel spreadsheet to construct a three-dimensional painting space. The installation shows the how and what of painting, memory, and the construction and navigation of studio practice and the art world. Digital prints, paint, process notes, residual painter’s tape, and images combine to suggest both the interior of three-dimensional painting and the brain of an artist organizing information. The images and information include: (i) the artist’s Haugan family from Morgedal, Norway whose great-grandfather (Olaf Haugan, the ski jump world record holder, 1879) immigrated to the United States, (ii) contemporary art and art history, (iii) art world logistics, and (iv) the process logistics for spreadsheetspace.
Franklin Evans was born in 1967 in Reno, Nevada. He lives and works in New York, NY. He has degrees from Stanford University (BA), University of Iowa (MA and MFA Painting), and Columbia University (MBA). Since 2005, he has had twenty solo exhibition in the United States and Europe and numerous group exhibitions at venues, which include, among others: MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; RISD Museum, Providence, RI; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Futura, Prague, Czech Republic; Museum Ivan Bruschi, Arezzo, Italy; Mykonos Biennale, Greece; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; The Drawing Center, New York, NY. His work has been featured and reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, New York Magazine, Artforum, The New Yorker, Modern Painters, Brooklyn Rail, Art-Agenda, Flash Art International, Hyperallergic, Art New England, Sculpture Magazine, among other publications. Awards and grants include: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant; NYFA Fellowship Painting; PM Foundation; Tribesice; Yaddo; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program; and LMCC Workspace Program. Evans work is included in the public collections of Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; Salomon Foundation, Annecy, France; Roanoke College, Salem, VA. His catalogue Franklin Evans: juddrules was published by Montserrat College of Art in 2015. Evans is represented by Ameringer McEnery Yohe (New York), FL Gallery (Milan), and Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston).
Prosjektrom Normanns program is supported by Arts Council Norway.