Shadowbox Holding Glaze, Paint and Stone | 15.5″ x 14″ x 4″ | Glazed stoneware, metal, wood, and other found materials | 2020
Brett Evans is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of belief systems, identity,material obsolescence, and quotidian poetry. Evans employs the use of shadow box-like containers often built out of clay, an idea pulled from his own familiar history, to hold objects from his own day-to-day narratives.
Beginning his process with handbuilding clay objects and structures, a material he deliberately uses to contrast the found material, and gives the works rigidity through the addition of heat and the phenomenon of glaze. The shadowboxes then are given studio or street ephemera to hold, such as “Shadowbox holding rock”, which(as the title implies) holds a small rock, smoothed to a small round form from years on this earth and painted blue.