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Conner Everts is an extraordinary person. His life has been a rich welter of experience - international education and life abroad as an artist, teacher, longshoreman, and seaman. He has had a family, in fact, several families, founded an art gallery (Exodus, San Pedro, CA) and profoundly influenced other artists and students. His artwork is represented in myriads of private collections and can be seen in many museums. He has survived the Great Depression, a severe police beating in the Viet Nam Era and an obscenity trial in the 60’s and he has maintained a wicked sense of humor throughout. Everts’ studio, next to the railroads tracks in old Torrance, was once a corner market. Now the building houses the roiling output of a man who works most days from 3 a.m - 4 p.m. It’s a full house of drawings, prints, sculpture, paintings and collage, marked by the complexity, wit and intelligence of the artist.

El Camino College is pleased to present Connor Everts/Artist Compleat, a compendium of works from 1948-2004. The exhibition of more than 60 works ranges from potent pen and ink drawings from the 40’s - 50’s to printmaking, ceramic sculpture and faux-collage abstractions (paintings on canvas and Masonite). Evert’s current collage work, with surfaces layered in calligraphy and paint, punctuated by old photos and paper detritus, are jam-packed with iconic information. Says Everts regarding his art, The modus operandi of my work is to depict images that are not static, to create large areas of contradiction that don’t settle down.
Additionally, a lively video documentary/interview about Everts’ life, directed by Victor Raphael, will air in the gallery throughout the exhibition.

Please join us in celebrating the art and life of Connor Everts. artist complete. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. which is free and open to the public. (On campus parking is $2.00).
For additional information regarding Connor Everts, please go to fineartportfolio.com and select link to Connor Everts.


Susanna Meiers
Director, El Camino College Art Gallery


911+1A Revisitation
mixed media
2002
Adonde Series/A7405
mixed media
1974
Apha II/Roma Brite
screen print
1988
The Return
mixed media
1981
Alpha II 3
mixed media
1989
Chained Figure
woodcut
1959
Alpha II
mixed media
1988
Alpha II 4
mixed media
1990
Detritus II 4
mixed media
2000
A Decade to Do
1 of 4 collages
1983-1993
Detritus II 2
mixed media
2000
Detritus II 4
mixed media
2000
Detritus II 14
mixed media
2001
If Dreams Were Flowers
pen & ink drawing
1950
Silvan Simone Poster
lithograph
1965
Exodus
assemblage
1958
Flotsam 26.08.97
mixed media
1997
Melange 01.01.03
mixed media
2003
After Reading Goethe
woodcut
1948
EPS
painting/acrylic
1978
Fragile
assemblage
1958

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