Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, July 24, 2:00 pm
In 1997 Dennis J. Evans discovered a small village in New Mexico that was named, coincidentally, after Saskatchewan’s Regina. This new project, In Searching for Regina Skies, was spurred on by Evans’ encounter with this other Regina. Using Sky as the catalyst and metaphor, this photo-based exhibition engages the viewer in reconstructing the information presented by Evans to employ his or her own visual assumptions and personal interpretations.
The photographs that make up the exhibition are inclusive of the artist’s journey. For the past nine years Evans’ has traveled and photographed throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, Spain, Costa Rica, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Mongolia, India and Tibet. While traveling full wakefulness often gave way to dreaming and imagining through which Evans discovers floating roads and open operas. Evans’
images of portraits, landscapes and props generate stories; in turn the stories propagate the on-going floating opera of the unique and universal connections we share as a human race. Evans constructs a self portrait through reflections on his experiences with people, places and cultures. As Wim Wenders explains, “Taking a picture is an act in two directions.” The photographic image reveals as much about the taker as it does about the subject.
Dennis Evans, In Searching for Regina Skies (Installation View), 2010.