Michener Art Museum's Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism in the New York Times

21 Feb 2014


Paul Evans (1931–87), Cabinet (Skyline Cabinet), ca. 1966. Welded and patinated steel, colored pigments, and brass; 30 1/4 x 75 x 18 5/8 inches. Conn Family Trust. Photo by Jason Wierzbicki.

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, which opens on March 1 at the Michener Art Museum, is featured in the New York Times. The exhibition, which has received Center support since the beginning of its planning process, will explore the sculpted-bronze art furniture of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania artist (1931–87) in the first major retrospective of his work.

Eve Kahn writes: "In the show...the designer comes across as gregarious, inventive, tireless and troubled. [...] His manufacturing techniques sometimes emitted toxic fumes and had to be abandoned. His short-lived Manhattan branch, called the Think Tank, was a costly failure. The day after he retired, in 1987 at 55, he suffered a fatal heart attack." Years later, however, Evans' work is coveted by devoted collectors. The Michener's retrospective highlights pieces that include elements ranging from gnarled wood and filigreed knobs to electronics and mirrored metal. Read more >

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism runs through June 1, 2014 at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA.