blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


ADAPTATION SYNDROME  |  Painting in Contemporary Image Culture

Margaret Evangeline

 Polychromaculate #3 (detail), 2004
 Oil on aluminum with gunshot, 42'' x 42''
 Visual Arts Center of Richmond
 Courtesy Byron Roche Gallery, Chicago

Firing a handgun into her paintings, Margaret Evangeline makes work that unsettlingly conflates the sublime monochrome field with a brutal signification of the violence in (and that is pictured in) contemporary culture.