Cliff Evans:
Untitled (sketch for a for a monument to J.G. Ballard #3)

Nov 1 – 30, 2010
Thurs – Sat, dusk to 11pm
UVP Monroe Street
321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY — [retired venue]

Cliff Evans’s piece Untitled (Monument to J.G. Ballard) #3 will be on view at the UVP’s vertical format Montgomery Street venue, located adjacent to the Onondaga Historical Association at 321 Montgomery Street, from November 1 through November 30, 2010.

About the Work

Untitled (sketch for a monument to J.G. Ballard #3)
2009-2010 | Total Run Time: 1:00

This composite of video footage is the first in a series of three “sketches,” from which elements will later be taken to create a much larger virtual monument to the author J.G. Ballard. Within the video, disparate shots of an array of motorway overpasses and exchanges are stitched together in order to create a complex landscape of concrete, smoke, and automobiles. The images hurtle through a dense arterial chaos of constructed time and sibilance, dissolving into a column of smoke and revealing their destination as circular and contained.

About the Artist

Cliff Evans has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and the world, Evans’ work has been shown in such spaces as The New Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, and Location One in New York City; The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois; Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California; Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, Mexico; Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland; Artsonje Museum in Seoul, Korea; and the Today Museum, Beijing, China. Evans currently lives and works in Arbutus and Baltimore, MD. His work is represented by Curator’s Office, Washington, DC.

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