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Idle Hands: A Preview of Evan Lovett’s Inspired One-Night-Only Exhibition Honoring Philly Makers

April 5, 2018

Do not miss this show, y’all!

This Friday (aka tomorrow,) Philly-based artist and muralist Evan Lovett will be opening a one-night-only show dedicated to Philly makers!

If you live and Philly and don’t know Evan Lovett’s work, you’re wrong. You know his work because he’s the creator/co-creator of some of Philly’s most instantly beloved new murals. Murals like Gigantic Pigeon (2016),  Squirrel Eating a SEPTA Token (2017),  World’s Happiest Raccoon Finds World’s Biggest Philly Pretzel (2017), and the Welcome to Fishtown Cat Mural (2017), to name a few! (All of these murals, it deserves to be mentioned, were created along with legendary Philly artist and muralist Glossblack and/or with V.U.R.T. Creative for which Evan is a co-founder and resident artist.)

Titled Idle Hands, Evan’s solo show, is “an exhibition of multi-dimensional aerosol portraits, dedicated to the producers, makers, creatives and enthusiasts of our city who inspire me to keep making every day.” As he writes on the show’s Facebook page.

“Idle hands can lead to idle lives or cause our thoughts wander. Without a productive outlet, some find their way down destructive or lethargic paths. This is something I know all too well. So I wanted to celebrate my peers who’ve refused to stand idle and instead used their hands to create. I tried to honor them the best way I know how, by picking up the tools of my craft.”

Among the works are portraits of Philly-based barbers, artists, musicians, carpenters, DJs, photographers, poets – and more. A total of 14 portraits all spray painted on wood cutouts created by the artist.

Idle Hands: A Solo Exhibition by Evan Lovett
WHEN: Friday, April 6, from 6-11pm (Don’t forget, it’s one night only!)
WHERE: 990 Spring Garden Street
Admission is free, beer provided by Roy-Pitz Brewing Company, catering by Tandoor Philly, and entertainment provided by Get Up.

And curators: Because Evan’s show is only one night, he will be looking for other galleries, exhibitions, or locations to show these works in again in the near future. So definitely hit him up, if you’re interested!

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