Narratives of love, greed, hubris and the fatally flawed cross cultures and time. These stories inform the mythology and folklore that inspire my work—by recognizing repetitive patterns from the past and reinterpreting it in art I aim to give new voice to familiar tales.
I collage and refine these themes and images in Photoshop then transfer my vision to woodcut and relief printing. Carving a block of wood may seem out of sync with the 21st century, but to me all learning requires a slower process than technology allows. Chipping away a wood panel creates an expressive surface rich with accident, blemish, and imperfection. It immediately transcends my starting place; the perfect computer-created ideal and tightens my relationship to the source imagery. William Evertson
William has a BFA, Ithaca College, Sculpture concentration (1975), MFA, University of Delaware, Sculpture and Video concentration (1978) and a MALS from Wesleyan University; Printmaking, Computer Graphics and Book Arts concentration. (2009) Recent work involves printmaking and artist books.
Recent Exhibition Highlights 2019
November - Under the Influence, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
November - Beyond the Book, Boston Public Library, Faneuil Branch, MA
September - A Book About Death, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
June - Summer Sculpture Showcase, Studio 80 +Sculpture Grounds, Old Lyme, CT
December - Surface Matters, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
June - 6th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition 2018, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
January - North American Print Biennial, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
December - Illumination - Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
August - Marking Time - Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cape Cod, MA
June - Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility, Art Gallery of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
June - Contemporary Mokuhanga: Three Interpretations of Japanese Woodblock, Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI
April -Nor'Easter, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT