Untitled (Blue cylindrical piece), by Fred Eversley, 1973

Fred Eversley Untitled, 1973

Medium: Cast polyester resin
Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 7 in. (50.8 x 50.8 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line: Collection of the artist. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Fred Eversley's polyester resin sculptures reflect the sleek, refined aesthetic of Los Angeles's "finish fetish" movement, which began in the 1960s. His work focuses on the concept of energy, fusing his training as an aerospace engineer with his creative explorations of space, color, and light. His graceful objects often evoke flight, as their subtle, translucent curves (conic sections known in mathematics as parabolas) create luminous reflections on the walls and floors of the exhibition space. Each work affects the viewer's visual experience, as shifts in light or perspective change the appearance of the object, encouraging a focus on perception and reality.

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"Untitled." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016. https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/art/untitled-blue-eversley.