Garth Evans, Trojan (Anti-virus)


I seek to make sculptures that are strange yet familiar, elusive but clear, that embody something known or remembered in a new form. I want the felt presence of the sculptural object to be as important, or more important, than its visual image. My works do not contain messages, they are physical facts, affirming and celebrating life. The firm has been part of New York City’s Department of Design and Construction’s Design Excellence program.
Artwork Info
Date 2020
Dimensions 4.5 x 3.75 x 4.5 inches
Medium Hydrocal
Artist Info
Born Stockport, England
Works Woodstock, CT

Reflecting on this Year

“Trojan” is one of my small 2020 anti-virus sculptures. Well-defined disparate elements come together. Two viruses infect us, Covid and racism.
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Garth Evans is central to the narrative of British sculpture. He relocated to the United States in 1979. Over one hundred one-person exhibitions of Evans’s work have been held by museums and commercial galleries. His work has been featured in countless group exhibitions, including major surveys of British sculpture. His work is held by major public collections in the United States, Great Britain, Europe, South America, and Australia, including the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Gallery. His two most recent exhibitions are But Hands Have Eyes: Six Decades of Sculpture, Chapter, Cardiff, South Wales. 2019, and Garth Evans, Retrospective, Trio Al Blanco, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2020. Publications on Evans’s work include Garth Evans Sculpture: Beneath the Skin, edited by Ann Compton (Philip Wilson, London, 2013). Evans has a significant reputation as a teacher and was one of the primary architects of the now legendary “A” course, St. Martin’s School of Art, London, 1969 – 73.