Dennis and Sharon Eavenson

Dennis and Sharon Eavenson

Lithonia, GA, United States

About Dennis and Sharon Eavenson

Dennis Eavenson and Sharon Eavenson are collaborative visual artists that are married, residing in Lithonia, Georgia, USA and actively producing new art works for sale and exhibition.

Our works encompass a wide range of styles and mediums. For us the act of artistic creation is passionate, labored, joyful and liberating. Visual exploration provides us with the fuel for inner growth and development. It shapes and molds our shared life journey in an enriching way. Offering our visions to others is a means of inspiring and commenting on the the world we know. In unexpected ways we open doors to spiritual, scientific and cultural awakenings that drive and challenge our human existence.

Our artistic styles encompass abstraction, abstract expressionism, surrealism, realism, symbolism, pop, and a fusion of these categories. Based on our thematic directions, we decide on a medium that lends itself to our visual responses to the world we inhabit. Our ideas are expressed through painting, drawing, photography, digital painting, collage, assemblage, sculpture, relief and found objects. Notebooks also include conceptual pieces.

Thematic explorations through the decades address science, socio-cultural issues, human behavior, psychology, spirituality and theology. The use of card playing elements and gaming activity refers to the human need for status, dominance and territorial acquisition. Secondary concepts address psychological concerns, gender roles, political power, negotiation tactics and methods for social harmony.

Compositions provide the viewer with visual queues for prompting reflection on cultural, psychological stances, political, philosophical and religious themes. Emotional energy and spirituality emanate from these art works filled with pop culture images, personalized signature shapes and scientific symbols.

Grounds and fields of dynamic abstract expressionist brushwork juxtapose with concrete card characters creating complex spatial relationships and unexpected optical color effects. Representational and abstract elements combine to create visual rhythm, tone and mood with strong psychological undercurrents. Many human games including cards mirror quantum theory and the random aspects present in the mathematical laws of probability. This touches on questions about the physical universe and our human placement within this concrete reality. Atomic symbols hint at electrical power, magnetism and ideas concerning the constructive and destructive states of matter. These works engage the viewer in visual dialog about our shared human experience.

Education

BFA / 1972 / Painting & Printmaking
The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA

MFA / 1975 / Painting & Printmaking
The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

Events

Visit www.eavensonart.com formed for the exhibition of both individual and collaborative artworks by Dennis and Sharon Eavenson.

Exhibitions

1968 • Atlanta College of Art Juried Show
Faculty & Students / Atlanta, GA
1969 • Atlanta College of Art Juried Show
Faculty & Students / Atlanta, GA
1970 • Atlanta College of Art Juried Show
Faculty & Students / Atlanta, GA
1971 • Atlanta College of Art Juried Show
Faculty & Students / Atlanta, GA
1971 • Atlanta Arts Festival / Juried Show
Award of Merit / Atlanta, GA
1971 • Pearl Fox Gallery
Invitational Exhibition
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1972 • Atlanta College of Art Juried Show
Faculty & Students / Atlanta, GA
1972 • Atlanta Unitarian Church
Two Man Show
Atlanta GA, USA
1973 • Columbia Artists Guild Juried Show
Columbia, SC, USA
1973 • Spring Mills Art Juried Show
Lancaster, SC, USA
1973 • Huntington Gallery Juried Show
Columbia, SC, USA
1974 • Spring Mills Art Juried Show
Lancaster, SC, USA
1974 • Columbia Artists Guild Juried Show
Columbia, SC, USA
1975 • Atlanta Arts Festival Juried Show
Award of Merit / Atlanta, GA, USA
1975 • Lee Hall Gallery Exhibition
South Carolina Arts Commission
Invitational / Clemson, SC, USA
1976 • Atlanta Arts Festival Juried Show
Award of Merit / Atlanta, GA, USA
1976 • Artist Associates Gallery
Invitational Show
Atlanta, GA, USA
1977 • Artist Associates Gallery
Invitational Show
Atlanta, GA, USA
1982 • Atlanta College of Art
Juried Alumni Show
Atlanta, GA, USA
1990 • The River Gallery
Invitational Exhibition
Duluth, GA, USA
2003 • Alloy, Inc. Online Art Gallery
Online Exhibition /
Lithonia, GA,USA
2005 • Art Encounter
Annual Winter Show
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
2005 • LA Center For Digital Art
Snap To Grid Show
Los Angeles, CA, USA
2008 • Eyedrum Gallery
Annual Pin Up Show
Atlanta, GA, USA
2008 • Ico Art & Music Gallery Invitational
Gallerie Icosahedron, Inc.
Cosmic Consciousness Show
New York, NY, USA
2014 • Sigman Mills Furniture Gallery
Eavenson Art Exhibition
Collaborative Artworks
Conyers, GA, USA

Museum Purchases
1975 • South Carolina State Art Collection
Title: “Harlow” / Date:1974
Medium: Acrylic & Ink on Paper
Size: 16” x 29.5”1973-1975

Artworks In Private Art Collections
A.B.C. Building Consultants / Duluth, GA
Mr. A. R. Bailey / Fernandina, FL
Ms. A. L. Bailey / Boston, MA
Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Bailey Jr. / Va. Beach, VA
Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Bozeman / Lilburn, GA
Ms. M. Bozeman / San Francisco, CA
Ms. & Mrs. J. Oguntebi / Atlanta, GA
Mr. J. G. Eavenson, Elberton / GA
Mr. M. A. Eavenson / Atlanta, GA
Mr. J. Eavenson, Elberton / GA
Mrs. Pearl Fox, Philadelphia / PA
Mr. S. Friedlander, Fernandina / FL
Mrs. A. E. Ghali, Tucker / GA
Mr. & Mrs. C. Grubbs / Richmond, VA
Mrs. E. Justice / Cumming, GA
Mr. L. Kaitin / San Francisco, CA
Mr. R. H. Skidmore / New York, NY
Mrs. Y. Turner / Decatur, GA