Jim Evans 1984-1989 opening at Gallery 446, Palms Springs

February 25 2015 . 10:57pm

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“The 1980’s was a giant pop culture party that finally exploded, and was replaced by alternative revisionism. But until that happened, there was an explosive vibrancy in music and the arts, one that destroyed all previous notions of color and design rules. Parties became the palette, and the cult of narcissism became the prevailing style. Two artists, Jim Evans and Richard Duardo got sucked into this vortex, and turned their studio into a non-stop party, while creating manifestos for the over stimulated. For a short period, these pop portraits became a reflection of the time, colorful, dense with information, and hungry for focus.”

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