September 18, 1981
September 18, 1981 is a mixed media collage on paper made on the date of its title. For nearly forty years, John Evans made daily collages out of discarded materials he found on the streets of New York. Instead of layering in the typical collage method, Evans isolates the pasted elements on the page as discrete forms. He then uses ink to connect and build frames around the individual shapes, completing the composition with watercolor washes.
John Evans made collages every day for nearly forty years using discarded material found on the streets of New York. His disciplined and idiosyncratic practice recorded life in an earnest manner, capturing the minutiae of his changing neighborhood, art scene and city. Evans was a key artist in the mail art movement, and recorded his correspondence with his contemporaries in his detailed diary.
A mixed media collage on paper made out of discarded materials found on the streets of New York on the date of its title.More
- Framed: 13.6 x 11.1 x 1.4 in.