Oakland-based artist, Evan Barbour, has pursued a range of studies, from science illustration, to museum education, to fine art. At the heart of all these pursuits lies a fascination with the under-appreciated corners of nature.

Working in painting, photography, and miniature sculpture, Evan applies scientific methodology to his art practice and endeavors to share this inquiry-based approach to art-making with others.

During his residency at the Growlery, Evan will compose several “micro-habitats,” or small assemblages of found objects, reminiscent of nests or other organic structures, yet composed largely of inorganic material. These compositions will also serve as reference for large-scale paintings and photographs.