Subliminal Projects is presenting, It’s Still Life, a series of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Jillian Evelyn. The exhibition features a series of paintings, and drawings all created within the months of the pandemic. This new body of work represents the transition of Evelyn’s familiar themes of contorted female figures and the struggles of womanhood, to a new focus on figurative vignettes of personal reflection, presence, and growth.
It’s Still Life is an examination of moments of pause within our days when moments of seemingly mundane gestures or everyday tasks initiate profound realization and perception. Though their tone is palpable, Evelyn’s figures provide little insight into their internal dialog, allowing the viewer to project and reflect on their own daily moments of deliberation with each piece.
Jillian Evelyn’s paintings combine the contorted female figure with graphic shapes and a limited color palette. Her work explores the struggle of womanhood and the anxiety that arises from societal expectations.
Subliminal Projects is a multi-functional project space and gallery established by Shepard Fairey and Blaize Blouin in 1995 as a way to introduce skateboard culture and design to the art world. The concept grew and found roots later in Los Angeles, at a time when many artists found themselves shut out by the “art scene.” Subliminal Projects emerged as a gallery that championed emerging and marginalized artists, built out of cultural importance to serve as a center for the community to openly express and spark dialogue about art, music and activism. Now located in the historic neighborhood of Echo Park, Subliminal Projects continues to offer a platform for artistic exploration and innovation.