Boyd & Evans: Landmarks


29 January - 1 April 2005

Residents of Milton Keynes for almost thirty years, Fionnuala Boyd and Les Evans began working together in 1968 and have exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

Their practice incorporates traditional drawing and painting techniques, colour and black and white photography, and more recently digital imaging. Sometimes painting is dominant, sometimes photography, their subjects ranging from the personal to the epic. For the past five years they have created images broadly inspired by the abundance of natural wonders in the American landscape.

For their exhibition at MK Gallery, Boyd & Evans showed new images drawn from a six week research trip in the USA, alongside a selection of earlier work. The exhibition featured examples of Boyd & Evans’ ‘colour in black and white process’. This process, using computer-imaging software, involves the removal of colour from all but the chosen area of focus. The reworking of the photograph intensifies the subjects’ natural colour and we are prompted to experience a revival of the sensation of ‘looking for the first time’ at something extraordinary.

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