Garth Evans is a British sculptor who has lived and worked in the U.S.A since 1979. Before relocating to the U.S. he established a reputation in Great Britain as one of the leading sculptors of his generation. His work was exhibited regularly at the Rowan Gallery and was included in most of the major survey exhibitions.
In the U.S.A. there have been numerous one-person exhibitions of Garth’s work in commercial galleries, museums, colleges and universities including at, Johannes Vogt Gallery, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Charles Cowles, Tibor de Nagy, H.F. Manes, Robert Elkon and the Yale Center for British Art as well as galleries in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Akron and Wichita.
Garth’s work in the U.K. was the subject of a substantial exhibition organized by the Arts Council Collections department and curated by Richard Deacon. This exhibition opened in March 2013 to coincide with a multi-authored book (Garth Evans Sculpture, Beneath the Skin) examining the artist’s entire career to date. The book, containing over 250 illustrations and a forward by Penelope Curtis, Director of the Tate Gallery, is published by Philip Wilson Publishers.
This book brings together the work made in the U.K. with the work made since 1979 and is an opportunity for Garth’s career to be seen as a whole. While he has a significant reputation in the U.K and is well known in the U.S.A., almost no work made in the U.S.A. has been seen in Great Britain and the work made in the U.K. is virtually unknown in the U.S.A. As the two parts of his career are now being seen as a single continuous endeavor and narratives of British sculpture are being revisited, Garth Evans is emerging as one of the most innovative and important figures to bridge the gap between Anthony Caro and some of his former students, including Richard Deacon, Tony Cragg, Anthony Gormley and Bill Woodrow.