A gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition Context and Continuity: The Art of William Evaul and the White-Line Print Tradition, on view July 1-August 21.
This lecture takes the viewer behind the images, revealing the process of creation and refinement that produces them. With images and words, Bill Evaul will talk about how his life’s work has evolved, and how one thing informs another to lead to new discoveries. Through the uniquely Provincetown medium of the white-line color woodblock, Bill Evaul has been able to give free reign to his creative expressions. Starting with the smallest sketch from life through the many phases of drawing and painting, he will trace his creative process to the finished woodblock prints. His discussion will include observations on the creative process, such as the conceptualization of an idea, the craft of technique, inspiration vs. perspiration, nature vs. nurture and the depth of a lifetime commitment to art.
ABout the artist
Bill Evaul is an American artist who has lived and worked in Provincetown since his arrival in 1970 as a painting fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. Early studies began at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and continued at Syracuse University, where he switched from the pre-med curriculum to painting and printmaking. At Pratt Institute, Evaul received his BFA in Integrative studies, which included painting, printmaking, writing, and theater production. His work is in public collections: the Library of Congress, the Zimmerli Museum of Art at Rutgers University, and others, as well as numerous private collections worldwide. The American Institute of Physics commissioned him to produce an image used as a gift to its member physicists in China, Japan and Germany. He has presented numerous lectures and demonstrations nationwide. He has exhibited in most of the annual exhibitions of the International Fine Print Dealer’s Association’s New York City Print Fair, and in 2011 he established his own studio and gallery in downtown Provincetown.
the fredi schiff levin lecture series
Established in 2003 in honor of the artist Fredi Schiff Levin who was a member of Provincetown’s arts community from the 1960s until her passing in 2002. PAAM gratefully acknowledges John and Toni Levin, and Liz Lovati of Angel Foods who make this program possible with their generous support. FSL lectures are free to members of PAAM or with the cost of Museum admission. A selection of previous lectures can be viewed on our YouTube page.