The historic Grand River Trail links Detroit to Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Lake Michigan, passing directly in front of the MSU Student Union. Evergreen used this as a thread to connect where he lives now with the places he's grown up, the work he does now with the places, goods, services, and trades people along the way. The circulation, remediation, and recombination of images is the current focus of Evergreen's arts practice. He uses a combination of digital and print processes to deconstruct contemporary images and draw attention to the materials and processes used and invite viewers to reconsider their personal relationship with images, technology, and mass media. But rather than offering some ideologically over-simplified answer, he prefers that larger questions about meaning and cultural value persist, coming to the fore to initiate conversations in which a more broad and balanced understanding may be achieved.
Jeffrey Evergreen recieved his MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook in 2014 and BFA from Michigan State University in 2004 with a concentration in Painting & Sculpture.
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