November 17- December 31, 2022
Fred Eversley; “3D to 2D”
Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions Ltd
2011 S. Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions is pleased to announce “3D to 2D “- an exhibition of recently published prints by renowned artist, Fred Eversley. The exhibition will run from November 17- December 31, 2022.
Beginning his career as a scientist and consulting engineer for NASA, Eversley used this knowledge to mold lenses into free standing sculptures that absorbed and reflected color and the surrounding space. This exchange between science and art was typical of the 1960s Light and Space movement in Southern California (which also included James Turrell and Robert Irwin), with many artists collaborating with scientists to realize their work. Eversley’s unique background however, enabled him to develop specialized tools and processes to create his seminal Parabolic Lens resin sculptures.
The works in the exhibition use images from Eversley’s Parabolic Lens sculptures, which when translated to 2D, create rich, pulsating, and deeply hued works on paper. Unlike his three-dimensional works, which focus light and energy inward to a single point, the central point of light in the 2D works radiates outward, creating a unique sensory experience. Named appropriately after some of the brightest stars in the night sky (Rigel, Sirius, Vega), they entrance the viewer with their mesmerizing glow.
Fred Eversley (born 1941, Brooklyn, New York) resides in New York after living in Southern California for fifty years. He is currently the subject of the retrospective, Fred Eversley: Reflecting Back (the World), at the Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California (on view through January 15, 2023), and will be presenting a solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in New York in May 2023, with an exhibition to follow in 2024 at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Claremont California. He has also had recent solo exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts (2017); Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2016); National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C. (1981); Palm Springs Art Museum, California (1977); Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California (1976); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1970). His work can be found in numerous permanent collections, such as the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; Museum of Modern Art, New York; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.