Bodega Boston welcomes the artwork of RI‐based artist Evoker for his second solo exhibition in the space. Artwork will include ten new paintings, a large‐scale mural, and a limited edition air freshener collaboration with the store. The show is on display from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK: The idea for this exhibit emerged during the first year of the artist's diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Adjusting to living with a chronic illness as well as breaking the news to loved ones, he coped by donning a positive mental attitude. This new body of work represents the brave faces we put on in the hope that things will turn out okay. In addition, the artist created these images to leave viewers with a good feeling, even though we are all faced with our own difficulties.
Ryan Robidoux is the artist and designer known as Evoker. His vast body of work ranges from large‐scale murals to skateboard graphics. When he's not working on project‐based freelance design, Ryan acts as the exhibit preparator at theJamestown Arts Center in Rhode Island, a contemporary gallery and mixed‐use arts space.
With his company Mister Mural, Ryan creates custom murals in private residences and businesses such as Frog and Toad, Bodega, Civil, and Monster Color.
In addition to creating artwork, Ryan co‐curates gallery shows, including Monster Party, an interactive children's exhibit, which most recently ran for three months at the Boston Children's Museum. In 2014, Ryan served as the curator for OneWay Gallery in Narragansett, RI.
As a commercial artist he’s produced work for clients such as Coca Cola Japan, Nickelodeon, Loft Lab, Microsoft, The Lonely Island, and Adidas.
Ryan also produces skateboard deck graphics for companies including Hessen Mob, 7ply, Orchard, Proletariat, Civil, Watershed, Gansett Juice, and Academy.
Ryan's work has been featured in the books Peel: The Art of the Sticker, Street Art Contemporary Prints, Label 228, Stuck Up, and he was interviewed and featured on the cover of Surface Area Magazine issue #1.
As an artist he has exhibited paintings and installations at ICA Boston in Boston, The Wynwood Walls in Miami, My Plastic Heart in NYC, Mighty Tanaka in Brooklyn, Art Whino in Washington, D.C., Black Rat Press Gallery in London, One Way Gallery in Rhode Island, Lab Boston in Boston, Nottingham Castle and Museum in Nottingham, Fourth Wall Gallery in Boston, Wootini in North Carolina, Bodega in Boston, Scion Gallery in Oregon, and he has a currently has a piece on display in the Street Art collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.