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Roger Evans: Imagine the Impossible
Exhibit of whimsical sculptures and drawings
Exhibition: May 3-29
Reception Sunday, May 15, 1-4 pm
A parade of animals will be featured at Wild Hearts Gallery May 3-29, 2022. Some will rival circus acts of old with their gravity defying performances and oddities of nature while others will just make you smile. A reception for the artist will be held Sunday, May 15, 1-4 p.m. and he will be present to autograph copies of his new book “Roger Evans Unfiltered”.
Roger came to Placitas in the 1970s, when the hippies and nonconformists started arriving in New Mexico. Already forty and seeking a less conventional way of life, Roger was an architect who had left behind a family and 3,700 square-foot house in Illinois. By 1989 he was sculpting his signature animal figures. Combining his knowledge of building materials, engineering and illustration with his passion for social commentary, they soon became larger than life. His animals are able to express human foibles in a way that bypasses assumptions related to race, class, sex, age or other human characteristics.
Roger says, “If I’m excited about something, I will continually work to get it done. I get up at 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. Does that mean I get a lot of work done? No, I stand in front of the stove and think about things. And then I look at the clock and it’s a quarter to ten and I haven’t done a thing as far as artwork yet. But I will skip lunch that day if I like what I’m accomplishing.