Katlin Evan's Artist Statement
Katlin Evans' work takes shape in the form of drawings of everyday objects that carry a ubiquitous weight of experience. She conveys these objects (i.e. Christmas lights, boxes, needles etc.) in a way that reads as an unfolding experience to the viewer, where the object is recognizable yet hard to identify.
Evans also relies on the intensity of emotive obsession, one where ‘time’ is a major player. In her most recent work, she made a drawing of 1,134 sewing needles. In the process she calculated she could draw 200 sewing needles in 7 hours. The result was a ‘swarm’ like cloud of overlapping sewing needles on matte finish Dura-lar. The obsessive quality involved in creating this work is simultaneously absurd and meditative. These contradictions represent the conflict related to daily living while also acting as a signifier to the passing of time.