Gordon Nash Library
Press Release: Connecticut artist William Evertson will be exhibiting artists books, moku hanga prints, and drawings July 10th through the 31st in the gallery of the Gordon-Nash Library. Opening reception July 10 5pm - 8pm.
Statement From the artist’s website
“Most simply, I am an artist. I make marks. With ink,dabs of paint, words and flickering electrons. Similar to remembering details in dreams, I grasp for small fragments of meaning.” *
*Years ago my artist statement would run five hundred words as I tried to describe my work. Currently I'm considering removing the last two sentences.
Evertson’s impulse for simplification over the last decade evolved from the Asian influences gained through an arts residency in Thailand working with Buddhist monks and a subsequent five year period of study with master Japanese woodblock artist Keiji Shinihara.
Handmade books are among the artists works on display including his recent piece, Today Only, a 20’ accordion book consisting of ten original potogravures and original poetry relating to impermanence. The book is part travelogue and part documentation of performance art from Belgium and France.
William will exhibit original woodblock prints produced using traditional moku hanga techniques involving the carving and printing of multiple blocks that overlap to build the image. Three new prints from the artist’s Photobooth Kabuki series will be on display as well as several images that illustrate scenes based on imagining endings to the unfinished 1944 novel, Mount Analogue, by French surrealist writer Rene Daumal.
Finally the artist will exhibit his ink drawing exploring zen koans and traditional landscape themes. Small handmade boxes with game themes and carved stamps will round out the exhibit.
William writes about art and process on his blog Deconstruction/Art Contemplations.
The sale of works from this exhibit will help fund the Gordon-Nash Library and Mr. Evertson.
William Evertson website - williamevertson.net
The Gordon-Nash Library is located at 69 Main St.
New Hampton, NH 03256