Addison/Ripley Fine Art Presents John Borden Evans Day & Night

By Editorial Team on February 8, 2021
John Borden Evans, Hay Bales, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 31 x 48.5 inches.
One View: February 13 – March 27, 2021

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is very pleased to welcome Virginia artist, John Borden Evans, back to the gallery for his seventh exhibition. Evans lives and paints on a very rural small farm outside of Charlottsville, Virginia called Solitude. Much of his imagery is taken from the hills and fields and animal life which surrounds him. Perhaps his birthplace, Edinburgh, Scotland unconsciously informs his work, perhaps his childlike joy of describing the everyday visual stimuli on the farm. More likely, The resulting paintings, however, balance joy and loss, intense focus and a profound awareness. More importantly, with an intuitive style and energy, the artist renders his vision of the world outside his windows. The horse, cows and sheep, rendered as portraits, convey intelligent life. The night skies sing with stars, swirling in the firmament, crystal clear, spotlighting Evans’ world.

Painting in heavily layered and incised acrylic, Evans unmistakeable style is bold, colorful, sophisticated despite its seemingly rustic charm and, whether lit by the sun, moon or stars, light filled. This collection of new work will include many works on paper, just as heavily layered as the works on canvas, as well paintings on canvas, several of which are multi panel works. Often, Evan’s enthusiastic rendering compels him to add one or canvases or bits of paper.

In addition to being many private and public collections, recently, Evans’ painting has been selected for a private museum in Amami Oshima, Japan. The Watari Shinichiro Art Museum was established to teach generations to come about the vast spectrum of art internationally.

For more information about the artist and his work, images from the exhibition or to schedule an appointment to view the work, please call Ms. Romy Silverstein at 202.338.5180.

The gallery is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Upper Georgetown at the intersection of Reservoir Road.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art is open by appointment Tuesday-Saturday, 11 – 4pm. The artist will join us in the gallery for appointments on Saturday, February 13th.

Please contact us to schedule your visit: info@addisonripleyfineart.com or 202.338.5180

*Masks/face coverings will be required to enter the gallery, and for the entirety of your visit.