Fred Eversley: Reflecting Back (the World)

Fred Eversley: Reflecting Back (the World)

October 8, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Fred Eversley: Reflecting Back (the World), examines five decades of Eversley’s career and the technical innovation employed in his work with cast polyester resin, the crux of his practice. Eversley’s resin lenses and reflective forms are deceptively complex, evoking his studied thinking about optics, perception, and energy. The exhibition will elaborate on a groundbreaking 1978 exhibition of his work at OCMA (then known as the Newport Harbor Art Museum). This was a pivotal period for Eversley, his firsthand technical understanding as a scientist himself enabled him to make unique contributions to the Light and Space movement in Southern California. Reflecting back on OCMA’s exhibition history, this show demonstrates the institution’s longstanding commitment to supporting artists at pivotal moments in their careers.

Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976. Cast polyester resin. 19-3/8 x 19-3/8 x 7 inches. Given in fondest memory of Gertrude Fleischman by Pat and Carl Neisser, 1978.001. Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art. Photo: ofstudio.