William Evaul

Context and Continuity: The Art of William Evaul and the White-Line Print Tradition

July 1 - August 21, 2016

Curated by:
Ron Shuebrook
Opening Reception:
Friday, July 8, 8pm

About the Exhibition

William Evaul has been a prominent member of the Provincetown arts community for many decades since arriving in Provincetown as a Fine Arts Work Center Fellow in the early 1970s. Throughout his distinguished 40+ year career, he has been an inventive and ambitious creator of painterly white-line color woodblock prints that have extended this celebrated Provincetown printmaking tradition into a broadly expressive range of subjects and on a largely unprecedented physical scale. Using cabinetmaker’s solid core plywood, instead of the traditional smaller woodblock, Evaul become known for his dramatically large-scale prints with painterly influences.

This exhibition will feature a selection of approximately 40 works, including prints, carved woodblocks, drawings, and paintings.

About the artist

William 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.

ABout the Curator

Ron Shuebrook is an internationally exhibiting artist, writer, educator, curator, and cultural activist whose work has been collected by more than sixty public galleries and coporations including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Onstario, and the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. He is represented by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, ON; Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON; Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, NS; Ingrid Mueller Fine Art and Concepts, Frederiction, NB; and Newzones, Calgary, AB. He is the former President, Vice President, Academic, and Professor of OCAD University where he is now a Professor Emeritus. In 2005, OCAD awarded an Honourary Doctorate to him for his contributions to art and education. In addition he has held numerous other faculty and administrative positions such as Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Art, and founding Coordinator of the MFA Program, University of Guelph. He is a former President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, past President of the Universities Art Association of Canada, former Chair, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, among other positions. In November 2012, Shuebrook received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the visual arts in Canada. In April 2013, he received a Project Cost Grant from the Canada Council in support of his upcoming solo, touring exhibiting of his charcoal drawings from 1982 to 2013 that will be shown at five public galleries across Canada from 2012-15. He is currently serving a term as Senior Artist in Residence at the Boarding House Centre for the Arts, Guelph, Ontario.

Ancillary Events

Fredi Schiff Levin Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 12, 7pm

Join artist William Evaul for a gallery talk about his exhibition and the history of the white-line print.

$10 general admission/free for PAAM members