Simon Evans™ is the artistic collaboration between Simon Evans and Sarah Lannan. The artists create dense text-based collages saturated with short, poetic phrases, drawings, and images often created from the detritus of everyday life both inside and outside of the studio. They describe a world poised between two poles of earnestness and irony. With a wry brand of melancholy, Simon Evans™ presents us with a laundry list of drawings that take the form of diagrams, charts, maps, advertisements, diary entries, inventories, and cosmologies that plunge the viewer into alternate states of pathos and hope.
Simon Evans™ has exhibited extensively, both in the US and internationally. Significant solo museum exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2013); Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg (2012); Aspen Art Museum, CO (2005); and White Columns, New York (2005). Simon Evans™ was featured in the 12th International Istanbul Biennial in Turkey and the 27th São Paulo Biennial in Brazil. The artists’ work has also been included in international group exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Jewish Museum, New York; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; GEM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, the Netherlands ; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.
Work by Simon Evans™ is included in the permanent collections of major institutions worldwide, including the Berkeley Art Museum, CA; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; Honolulu Museum of Art, HI; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA. Simon Evans and Sarah Lannan currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY.