Fred Eversley was born in 1941 in New York. When Eversley launched his career in the late 1960’s, he differed from the Minimalists that were so influential at the time - he was less interested in committing himself to the simplicity of form. Instead, he emphasized the energy fluctuations of physics and metaphysics as well as the representation of interactive properties. Eversley sought to express his concerns about energy, and the possibility of transforming solar energy into electrical power impelled him into an exploration of the parabola and parabolic shapes as energy trapping structures.

Fred Eversley had his first solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 1970. In 1977, Eversley became the first artist-in-residence at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. He has also been awarded several prestigious international commissions for site-specific installations. His art is in the permanent collection of 35 museums (including the Whitney and Guggenheim) and he has executed 20 large-scale public artwork commissions. Eversley was honored with the “Lorenzo di Medici” 1st prize for sculpture at the 2001 Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea di Firenze in Florence, Italy.

CATALOG - Fred Eversley: Four Decades - 2011