Liam Everett, Inutile, 2015

Liam Everett, Inutile, 2015

“LES OUTILS N’ONT PAS D’AGE ET PEUVENT TOUJOURS FAIRE USAGE”

“Tous ont une vie grace a leur usage, certains meme ont une histoire. Les revoir me remet en mémoire une image, des gestes, leur fonctions…”

TOOLS ARE AGELESS AND CAN ALWAYS BE OF USE

They each have a life and history of their own. Seeing them again calls to mind images, gestures, and use. For each one there is a story…


Drawings by Everett trace and layer the forms of outdated hand tools, found by the artist in a studio outside Toulouse, France. Rust marks mix and stain the brittle sheets of a 60 year-old watercolor block found amongst the tools, leaving indexical fragments of now-obsolete utility, pushed to the point of abstraction. Images are presented alongside texts by Bruno Tollon—describing the history and purpose of the tools—and prose by Rabih Alameddine.

Co-published by RITE Editions, San Francisco, Altman-Siegel Gallery, San Francisco and On Stellar Rays, New York City. 2015. Special edition artist’s book. Full color, clay pigment printed. Hard cover. Stitch bound. Limited edition of 45 and 5 APs. Signed, dated and numbered. Text by Bruno Tollon and an essay by Rabih Alameddine. 11 × 9”.

$850.


Liam Everett

Born 1973, Rochester, NY
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium (forthcoming)
  • 2015 “Its Rising Brings No Light,” Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2014 “Montolieu,” On Stellar Rays, New York, NY
  • 2012 Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 “Being-with,” Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Cura,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009 White Columns, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs)
  • 2008 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2007 Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Michael St. John)
  • 2003 Künstler Haus Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 2003 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2002 Astérides, Ateliers d'Artistes, Friche Belle-de-Mai, Marseille, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

  • “Nacht und Traume,” Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA
  • “Family & Friends,” Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • “I Know You Got Soul,” Arndt, Singapore
  • “Pass,” curated by Kris Martin & Jan Hoet Junior, Huise-Mullem-Wanegem-Lede, Belgium
  • “Rotrixagatze,” On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

2014

  • “The Presence of the Present: Teresa Baker, Liam Everett, Leslie Shows,” di Rosa, Napa, CA
  • “Nuit Américaine,” Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Color Shift,” Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2013

  • “Jessica Dickinson - Liam Everett - Yorgos Sapountzis,” Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • “Curated by_Vienna 2013: Dress rehearsal,” Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Austria (curated by Franklin Melendez)
  • “NextNewCA,” Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  • “Wassup Painters, ” Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Pavan Segal)
  • “Present Tense,” Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (curated by Christian L. Frock) “Nevermore,” On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

2012

  • “Hang Up: Anissa Mack, Anna Betbeze, Ellen Lesperance, Liam Everett and Ruairiadh O'Connell,” Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK
  • “In Stasis,” MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA
  • “K,” Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA (curated by Juan A. Gaitán) 
  • “Flection,” Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011

  • White Columns Benefit Auction, White Columns Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs) 
  • “Odds Art 13:1,” Wattis Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (curated by Jessica Brier)
  • “Hammarby,” Wattis Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (curated by Kris Martin)

2010

  • “Closed for Installation,” 303 Gallery, New York, NY
  • “The Projection Project,” Canada Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Cleopatra’s)

2008

  • “Bad Moon Rising,” ISCP, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Jan Van Woensel)
  • “Gouache & Gouache Only,” Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young)

2007

  • “MetLife,” Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young)

2006

  • “Work on Paper,” Leubdsorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY (curated by Laura Sue Phillips)

2005

  • 5. Bremer Kunstfruhling, Bremen, Germany (curated by Boris Nieslony)
  • Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2004

  • “The Neon Forest Is My Home,” *sixtyseven, New York, NY
  • “Sprawl,” Chewy Hudson Clearing, New York, NY (curated by Emily Wei and Haan Chau)

2003

  • “Selections from the Flat Files,” Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • “Confabulations,” Leubdsorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY (curated by Peter Dudek)

2001

  • “Sylvia Heisel,” New York, NY (curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley)