Chris Evans

In a gesture that re-arranges the boundaries that separate the hierarchies between the different arts - crafts, applied arts and fine art - Chris Evans asked the designers at Boodles (a fine jewellery company founded in Liverpool in 1798) to create a piece of jewellery based on their reading and interpretation of the exhibition's core ideas, as expressed in the press release. They made a ring, and Chris made an accompanying relief to present it and vitrine to house it.  

Chris Evans (b. 1967, East Yorkshire) lives in London. His work often evolves through conversation with people from diverse walks of life, selected in relation to their public life or symbolic role. Sculptures, letters, drawings, film scripts and unwieldy social situations created as a result of this, are indexes of a larger structure through which Evans deliberately confuses the roles of artist and patron, author and muse.

Evans’ recent solo exhibitions include Clods, Diplomatic Letters, Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, 2012; Goofy Audit, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, 2011; The Cell That Doesn’t Believe In The Mind That It’s Part Of, Marres, Maastricht, 2010. In 2012 a monograph on the artist was published by Sternberg in conjunction with his exhibitions at Marres and Objectif Exhibitions.

Chis Evans and Will Holder performed Errors Hit Orient at the Kazimier on Saturday 20 September 2014.