Gregg Evans is an artist working in New York’s Hudson Valley. He holds an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA in photography from the State University of New York at Purchase. He has exhibited his work at Aperture Gallery; New York, The Griffin Museum of Photography; Boston, White Columns; New York, and the Pingyao Photography Festival in Pingyao, China and others.
A Setting Sun
I began working on A Setting Sun a few years ago shortly after turning 31, at a residency program in Upstate New York. Feeling my age, the oldest among a group who were only a few years out of school, I began to take on the roll of a chaperone making sure everyone was six inches apart at a high school dance. I started making portraits of everyday objects from my day to day life, focusing on things which were often meant to be thrown away but would never really decay, or items recently bought at the store which somehow already looked dated; items which functioned as contemporary artifacts. Finding my Facebook feed suddenly cluttered with pictures of toddlers and announcements of first houses, I began thinking about my photographs in terms of aging, archaeology, and the passage of time. What do we leave behind? How will we be remembered?
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