Jack Evans | AS IS
Opening Recpetion Saturday January 4 . 2020 from 3-6pm
continuing through January 31
Gallery hours: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
@ 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA


Years back, Jack Evans fell in love with the paintings of 20th-Century abstract expressionists.

In 2009, he brought a partner into Mystery Train Records, the business he founded 35 years ago, and attended with commitment to painting, developing a style influenced by the energy and improvisation of those giants — Kline, De Kooning, Pollock, Gorky et al. With time to concentrate and a studio of his own, Evans has produced an impressive body of work, made all the more so for being self-taught.

As noted in the Gloucester Daily Times, Evans has been a presence on Gloucester’s Main Street for years and has earned a reputation as a respected poet. …. In turning his artistic attention to painting, he’s created ‘a torrent of canvases filled with passion and energy.’ (Gail McCarthy)

His latest show AS IS at Jane Deering Gallery includes many works not shown before.  Evans favors oil based enamel paint on canvas.  The show will also include a selection of prints.

Evans has previously exhibited at Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester MA.