evanesce Mercedes Tibett & Jalyn Robinson

Evanesce: to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.

Mission Statement: Evanesce explores the tragic reality of the modern world. Artists included attempt to expose the beauty, destruction and resolutions of our shared environmental crisis in their works.

Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, 9/3/1986

Wind Sculptures 2014-15

" a theatrical sculpture where human and nature collaborate in a performance with even changing results."

Jeff Hong, 35

Unhappily Ever After

"Jeff’s personal works focus on bringing awareness to important social and environmental issues."

Jennifer Kim Sohn

Toxic Habits

"a commentary of our consumer habits that fuel the environmental toxic build-up."

"Toxic Habits" Deformed Frog Series Hand-dyed felt and polyester each measures 8"h x 3"w
"Belly-up" Deformed Frog Series Hand-dyed felt and polyester each measures 8"h x 3"w
Chris Jordan, 53

"The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity."

Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption (2003 - 2005)

Mixed Recycling, Seattle 2004 40x51"
Cell phones #2, Atlanta 2005 44 x 90"
Recycling Yard #5, Seattle 2003 44x52"

Midway: Message from the Gyre (2009 - Current)

"These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth."

Jae Rhim Lee, 41
Aurora Robinson,44

a multi-media artist known predominantly for her work intercepting the waste stream. Her practice is largely about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories.

Jasmine Targett, 31

"Like an iceberg looming in space it is a dark wonder of the natural world that cannot be found on any atlas or world map. Its appearance in our atmosphere every spring is a haunting reminder of how close we come to pushing our environment beyond the point of regeneration."

Blind Spot 2014 Perspex with Steel Mirror Perspex - L 1200 W 1700 H 2200 mm Mirror - 1200mm diameter

"Examine how the forecast for tomorrow’s weather is reliant on our perception of our environment today."

Life Support Systems 2011, L 950 W 250 H 950 mm


Exhibition Partners/Contributors

Major Challenges

  • Budget
  • Shipment overseas
  • Placement of work (too much space)

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