Liam Everett will be giving a talk in Schermer Meeting Hall on June 25 at 7PM.
Liam Everett’s process paintings encompass a wide breadth of technique focused on comparing and contrasting forms, color and materiality, using both traditional and non-traditional mediums such as salt, alcohol, lemon and sunlight. Everett’s most recent group of paintings reflects the artist’s continued exploration of the perceptual experience, focusing specifically on the motion of light that asserts itself within the spatial constraint. In one aspect of his practice, Everett builds paintings on Masonite panels, creating luminous abstractions through an elaborate process of layering and erasure. These structured works contrast with his fabric paintings, that are soaked, stained, buried, pressed, scraped, dried and then hung like tapestries directly on the wall or are loosely supported on stretcher bars that lean on the wall and stand on the floor. Everett’s wide range of experimentation with mediums and form is a testament to his adventurous methodology and rigorous practice.
Liam Everett currently lives and works in San Francisco after having spent the past 10 years in New York City. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Kamel Mennour, London, UK; Altman Siegel, San Francisco; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Everett’s work has also been included in group shows at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium; Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco; and White Columns, New York. He has exhibited internationally in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Also known for his performance-based work Everett performed a piece at ArtBasel 2009 and 179 Canal St., entitled “On The Wall”. Everett has participated as an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany and Astérides, Ateliers d’Artistes Friche Belle-de-Mai, Marseille, France.