Gary Evans

Gary Evans was born in Weston Super Mare, England and resides in Alliston, Ontario. He has been exhibiting work professionally since 1995.

Evans work in contemporary painting challenges traditional notions of perception and experience of the Canadian landscape. Of his more than 20 solo exhibitions highlights include a touring exhibition of his work, Seeing Things: The Paintings of Gary Evans, curated by Stuart Reid, which toured across Canada between 2000-2002 as well as a survey of paintings, Station, at The Art Gallery Of Windsor in 2008.

Evans is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and is an instructor at the School of Design And Visual Art, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.


Gary Evans' Website

Solo Exhibitions
2016
2015
  • New Work, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2014
  • New Work, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2013
2011
2010
2009
2007
  • Hovercraft, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2005
  • State Park, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2004
  • Slow Motion, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On
2003
  • Station, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On
2002
  • Seeing Things, St Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • Head On, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On
2001
  • Seeing Things, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, On
  • Seeing Things, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, On
  • Seeing Things, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask
  • Seeing Things, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, On
2000
  • Seeing Things, Saidye Bronfman Centre des Arts, Montreal, PQ
  • High Street, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On
  • High Street, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Montreal, PQ
1999
  • New Work, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On
1998
  • Field Work, Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, On
  • Field Trip, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1997
1996
1995
1994
  • Painting, Rotunda, Barrie City Hall, Barrie, ON
Group Exhibitions
2016
2010
2008
  • Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON.
2007
  • Envisioning Landscape, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2006
  • Tina B Biennial, Prague, Czech Republic
2005
  • Don’t Wanna Miss That Shit, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2004
  • Morphia, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto,ON
2001
  • Suburbia, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, On
2000
  • Intersections, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On and Montreal, PQ
1999
  • Myth City Saga, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, On
  • True North, Kaoshung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
  • Wonderland, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Montreal, PQ
1997
  • Hearts to Steel, Londsdale Gallery, Toronto, On
1995
  • Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, On
1991
  • No Parking Gallery, Toronto, On
1990
  • Les Foufounes, Purple Institute Exchange, Montreal, PQ
1989
  • Tadashi Kawamata, Mercer Union/Colonial Tavern Park Project, Toronto, On
1988
  • Gallery 76, Toronto, On
Collections
  • Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, On
  • Art Gallery of Kelowna, Kelowna, BC
  • Hart House Permanent Collection, Toronto, On
  • Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, On
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada,Montreal, On
  • Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Toronto, On
  • Tory Tory DesLauriers & Bennington, Toronto, On
  • Business Development Bank at Canada, Toronto, On
  • Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Board, Toronto, On
  • McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, Toronto, On
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Ottawa, On
  • Air Canada, Toronto, On
  • First Gulf Development, Mississauga
  • Lumigen, Iles des Soeurs, PQ
Selected Bibliography
  • Balzer, David. Eye Candy, Eye Weekly, August 12 2004
  • Barnard, Elissa. Shaken Not Stirred., The Sunday Herald, Halifax, March 10,2002.
  • Couelle, Jennifer. La Nature Alteree De Gary Evans, La Presse, December 21, 2000.
  • Dault, Gary Michael.Seeing Things:The Paintings of Gary Evans, Critics Choice, The Globe and Mail,Saturday Feb 17, 2001.
  • Dault, Gary Michael. Landscaping it New, Border Crossings, Volume 18, No. 3, Issue No. 17.
  • Dault, Gary Michael. Lush Landscapes with a Fresh Brush, The Globe and Mail, Saturday, June 5, 1999.
  • Gantera, Randy. Artist Captures What's in Mind's Eye, Woodstock, July 20, 1998.
  • Jordan, Betty Ann. Gary Evans, Elm Street, February 2001.
  • Jordan, Betty Ann. Gary Evans at Paul Petro Contemporary Art, The Globe and Mail, June 12, 1997.
  • Lamarche, Bernard. Effets Speciaux, Le Devoir, Saturday September 17, 2000.
  • Lamarche, Bernard. Revoir le Paysage en Peinture, Le Devoir, Saturday January 7, 2001.
  • Lehmann, Henry. Harrowing Drive Through The Suburbs Of Imagination.The Montreal Gazette, December 16 2000
  • Liss, David. True North: The Landscape Tradition in Contemporary Canadian Art, Catalogue Essay,Kaoshung Museum of Fine Arts, 1998.
  • MacDonnell, Virginia. Taking the Institution Out of Art, Art Focus, Winter, 1996.
  • Mackay, Gillian. The List, Fast Forward, Canadian Art, Summer, 1997.
  • Mavrikakis,Nicolas. La Surface Des Choses, Voir, January 4, 2001.
  • Mooij, Katherine. Gripping Display, Alliston Herald, July 26, 2000.
  • Nixon, Rick. Gary Evans, Field Work, Exhibition Essay, Woodstock Art Gallery, July, 1998.
  • Osborne, Catherine. Gary Evans, Field Work, Lola, No. 2, Summer, 1998.
  • Reesor, Jennifer. Local Artist Looks Forward to Summer, New Tecumseth Weekly, March 10, 1993.
  • Roenisch, Clint. Passing Through: The Work of Gary Evans. Exhibition Catalogue, Kelowna Art Gallery, 1998.
  • Turnbull, Glenna. Field Trip Offers Viewers New Experience, Kelowna Daily Courier, Thursday, May 28 1998.
  • Yanchus, Kathy. Paintings Depict the World of Greenery, The Oakville Beaver, June 1, 1994.
Education
1989
  • Graduate of Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON