In a Word: The Art of Simon Evans

British-born artist Simon Evans is known for fusing language with everyday items to create an imaginative body of work that illustrates and documents observations on life. Evans forthcoming show, Edible Landscape, at James Cohan Gallery in New York opens next month on February 13, overlapping for only three days with the artist’s latest museum show, Only Words Eaten by Experience, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, which closes on February 16. Originally a writer, the inspiration from poetry and narrative work is obvious in the artist’s intricate body of collage and tapestries. Heavily influenced by his own environment, Evans’ new work is a reflection on his new home, Brooklyn, New York, where he has settled with his wife and partner, Sarah Evans, after five years in the much more relaxed and affordable creative hive of Berlin,

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