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Evan Nesbit

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Evan Nesbit

Evan Nesbit's paintings are abstract color fields, capturing a performative gesture in the process of distributing paint and pigments to stain, bleach, coat, and color textiles and objects. Some of the paintings are achromatic, made with a small amounts of pigment dispersed in acrylic, others oversaturated in bright monochrome fluorescence. For his paintings, Nesbit often uses pressure and gravity to push paint between the fibers of natural dyed burlap causing the synthetic pigment material to press through the fabric and dry. Through this formal inversion, the paint becomes a substrate and the burlap fabric a foregrounded image, giving equal visual importance to both while marking the presence of a painter and the process of manipulating a panel.