Evan Gruzis

BOTTLE OF POLISH NO. 3
2015
india ink on arches aquarelle paper
27 7/8 x 20 3/16 inches

Notions of perception, framing, and screen media appear often in the recent work of Evan Gruzis. His series of expertly-rendered india ink still lifes all feature a dramatically back-lit object on a shelf. Bottle of Polish No. 3 depicts a bottle with the brush carefully balanced on top, a drop of liquid about to fall from the tip. Framed in a halo of seductive light and shown in high contrast, the object takes on the mysterious, seductive feel of the world of advertising and media. Gruzis’ work is in a number of private and public collections and has been exhibited worldwide.

estimated retail value: $5,400

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courtesy of the artist and the green gallery, milwaukee
websites: evangruzis.com, thegreengallery.biz