Dennis Evans has gained recognition for his ambitious installations and performances. His works seek and interpret the origin and history of knowledge and language. Evans combines a wide range of media in his works, from found objects of antiquity, etched glass, wood constructs, printmaking, oil painting, to encaustic painting.
Dennis Evans juxtaposes multiple objects with text to represent the complex relationships between language, communication, and art. His deep understanding and passion for linguistics, philosophy, art history, and theology help him to distill core theories into visual forms. By creating a series of equivalent relationships or contrasting pairs of symbols, Evans declares that there are simple rules for knowledge and communication.
He was included in the Whitney Biennial in 1978 and since then has shown extensively throughout the United States. Recently the Museum of Modern Art in New York included his work in a series of group exhibitions.