Evan is a painter and printmaker, experimenting with decoration and craft in his autobiographical work. He came to us in the middle of his grad school experience in New York and had a break from the big city in our small town. He got to know the area by checking in on a dating app, eventually receiving messages from interested and available local men. These messages inspired him to paint a diptych of portraits- one of the man’s profile picture, and one of a plant from our meadow. Evan plans to continue this approach as a series, it is a new way to combine his interest in botanical painting, portraiture, and gay culture and social media. He also spent time working on editing found sounds, shooting his first piece of video art, and making a loving portrait of his old friend Nickey to sell at our auction.