SHOWS @ CJG:
- Miami Project 2012
- FABRICATIO DESIDERII
- PULSE Los Angeles 2011
- NEXT Chicago 2011
- Pulse NY 2011
Artist's Resume (pdf, 76.38 Kb)
Artist's Catalog (pdf, 2.80 Mb)
Through an exploration of the language of material, meaning of form, and viewer reception, Andrew investigates the overlapping space between social symbolism, functional intent, and reckless imagination. Using sculpture, site specific installation, and photography he explores ideas on longing and desire, notions of inferiority in a materialistic society, and the transformative power of liberation through the manipulation of material and form. Drawing from his own relationship to deviant subcultures such as graffiti and skate culture, Andrew confronts the many physical and psychological boundaries that often expose the subject of our desire. He strives to create art that will penetrate beyond the typical boundaries of the gallery space, and engage viewers from the cultural soil from which it is inspired.
In Andrew’s most recent work, he has turned to ordinary urban aesthetics such as civil engineering, commercial pop imagery, and luxury/design branding, to inform my uncanny sculptures and photographs of ironic signage. “One-liners” dominate the foundation of this work, and he uses them in a method that parodies their social function: to create a blip in the otherwise smoothly serious façade of life. Often playing on childhood nostalgia, he hopes to elicit a reversion to a more instinctual response in viewing one’s environment and everyday objects. His process of production includes careful consideration of material symbolism, as well as meticulous mimicry of ubiquitous fabrication/production aesthetics. A collision of absurd irony develops, that is often shockingly simple, but the effect on the viewer is complex.
Counterpane, 2012 Hermès silk scarves, Tiffany silk, wool, and cashmere shawl, Gucci cotton shawl, Louis Vuitton silk scarf, Louis Vuitton silk and wool shawl, Burberry cashmere blankets, wool batting, thread 83 x 65 inches
Fabricatio Desiderii, Installation at Charlie James Gallery, March 2012