He said he wanted to do his MFA in the United States, but he was trying to avoid going to New York, the “default Israeli artist thing.”
While doing a residency in Richmond, Va., he made a trip to see friends here in Chicago, saw the city and the School of the Art Institute, and was sold.
Three years later, Evron has not one but two shows opening this weekend. He’s the latest artist to produce a bumper sticker for the mobile art exhibition Trunk Show. And he has a sculpture in A Study in Midwestern Appropriation, a new group show opening Sunday at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Still, Evron says moving from Tel Aviv to Chicago was a challenge, one he likens to “moving from sixth gear to third gear.”
“At the beginning I think it was kind of boredom, but boredom in the good way,” said Evron.