Daniel Everett is an artist and professor based in Provo, Utah. He received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009.
Daniel currently teaches at Brigham Young University as an associate professor of New Genres. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and North America including recent group exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, L’Atelier Néerlandais in Paris, East Wing Gallery in Dubai, and Luis Adelantado in Mexico City.
He exposed in a solo exhibitions at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City. Recent publications include two monographs published by Études, Throughout the Universe in Perpetuity (2015) and Standard Edition (2012), and published features in Justified Magazine, Still, Brett Magazine, Closing Ceremony, Der Greif, Blind Spot, Foam, Granta, and Mousse.
He is actively researching through different practices that spans between photography, video, sculpture and installation. Photography is for him a means through which processing the world around him trying to impose a sense of order from a distance. His neat result stand for a surreal and almost hypnotic language in which he is documenting something similar to unknown clear utopia.
About ‘Throughout the Universe in Perpetuity’ – words by Daniel Everett:
Throughout the Universe in Perpetuity is a recently popularized legal phrase used to define the extent of ownership rights or boundaries of a contract. It is deployed in the hopes of extending control infinitely in both time and space. This series was born out of a similar preoccupation with control and is made of images of uniform cityscapes and decontextualized architectural structures. Through this work, I’m attempting to sort through my own ambivalence towards the ideals of order and perfection while seeking for a point of equilibrium where a space might feel simultaneously alluring and unnerving.