Leroy Evans: Painting Rent
Evan’s works center around the traditional painting genres; still-life, portraiture and landscapes – yet they have a twist of the macabre added in. His works show a talent in draughting and an electric choice in color. Evans most striking works are post-modern allegories populated by a host of revelrous characters and symbolic animal motifs. He references Acadiana’s traditional rural Mardi Gras, archetypal battles of good vs evil and characters from popular culture, all together weaving his personal experience into a landscape of universal experience.
The artworks within this exhibition are on loan from a circle of collectors who knew Leroy through his lifetime and many are childhood friends. They’ve allowed AcA to pull together many works not seen before in public, in order to give a thorough view of this artist’s oeuvre and an in-depth look into his creative process.
- Curator: Jaik Faulk