William Evertson

William Evertson

Artist
Profile Location
Lyme , CT
Biography

William Evertson is a Connecticut based artist and printmaker working with
large scale woodblock printing, book arts, and sculpture. His work exhibits
regionally as well as internationally. He has recently exhibited in the North
American Print Biennial and at the Center For Contemporary Printmaking
where he will have a solo exhibition this fall. International exhibits have
included venues in Japan, Ireland, Denmark, India, Italy, and Australia.
Evertson has a BFA from Ithaca College, a MFA from the University of
Delaware, and a ​MALS from Wesleyan University with a printmaking
concentration.

Artist Statement

Narratives of love, greed, hubris and the fatally flawed cross cultures and time. These stories inform the mythology and folklore that inspire my work—by recognizing repetitive patterns from the past and reinterpreting it in art I aim to give new voice to familiar tales.

I collage and refine these themes and images in Photoshop then transfer my vision to woodcut and relief printing. Carving a block of wood may seem out of sync with the 21st century, but to me all learning requires a slower process than technology allows. Chipping away a wood panel creates an expressive surface rich with accident, blemish, and imperfection. It immediately transcends my starting place; the perfect computer-created ideal and tightens my relationship to the source imagery.

Medium
Print / Paper
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Cynthia Back
Cameron Bailey
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Amy Haney
Cheryl Hochberg
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Charlene Liu
Brooke Molla
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Ali Osborn
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Jun
05
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper

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