Posted on 16th March 2012 in Commissions, Poetry

Chris Jones collaborated with Paul Evans on a series of watercolours entitled ‘Cells’. Chris wrote haikus to go along with the paintings. The work was shown at the Cupola Art Gallery, Sheffield, then at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe and furthermore in the Origin010 exhibition at the SIA Gallery, Sheffield. A slideshow of the Cells.

Art Critic Robert Clark in The Guardian has written of this exhibition: ‘One set of works on show here is based on dramatic images of waterfalls formed by melting glaciers at the end of the last ice age. Colour is shoved around here with aplomb. Another set is microscopic improvisations, quivering with spidery scratchings and accompanied by Chris Jones’ succinct poetic fragments: “The ultrasound gleans/rib-light and coral fingers;/your heart a quick fish.” Together they manage to make a show that suggests a concern for the environmental crisis combined with a celebration of the precious vulnerability of human passion.’

For more information about this project and Paul Evans’ work go to: www.pkevans.co.uk.

Paul Evan’s drawing project is Origin 09.

We lived on berries,
rabbits, thaw-water, the month
of the explosions.