ORGANIZERS AND DATES
Cecile and Ezra Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
February 5 – March 2, 2014
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
October 31 – December 10, 2014
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas
January 24 – April 18, 2015
Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee
May 8 – August 2, 2015
Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne
September 11 – November 8, 2015
Evan Roth is a pioneer. At the intersection of free culture with popular culture — where viral media meets art — and graffiti connects with technology — this is the irregular zone that Roth’s work occupies. He explores the relationship between misuse and empowerment.
Although his art is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, and the Tate, and has been the front page of YouTube, and he has received numerous awards including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor is the first one-person presentation of his multifaceted work.
The powerful and surprising images, objects and experiences this exhibition presents — from interactive installations to 1,700 tiny drawings, each the size of a cell phone screen — introduce a new way to exist within the current environment that is shaped by our participation in an increasingly cyber and global world, while staying grounded in our need for materiality and personal connections.
Prints, drawings, websites, projection, objects, interactive installation