Exhibition by Charlottesville Artist George Andrews at MBC’s Hunt Gallery
From September 2 to 27, the exhibition “Living on the Frame: New Work by George Andrews” will be on view at Mary Baldwin’s Hunt Gallery.
Andrews lives and works in Charlottesville. He received both a BFA in film and a MFA in new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Since 1999 Andrews has exhibited his work at a variety of venues, including The Pacific Film Archives, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Art Institute, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and the University of Virginia. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Art Department at the University of Virginia, where he has taught courses and seminars such as Painting as a Language, Visual Shock, and The Biological Basis of Art.
The work in “Living on the Frame” is comprised of new works that blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Andrews says the following about this new work: “I am interested in merging the sculptural qualities of ceramics with the tactile qualities of painting. In these works I initially threw cylinders on the pottery wheel then opened them up to be incorporated onto the canvas after experimenting with various glazes and firing techniques. I am investigating balance and perspective through color, texture, placement, and density. Clay is paint, and paint is clay.”
A reception will be held for the artist from 4:30 to 6 p.m. September 9 in Hunt Gallery. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the college’s academic year. Hunt Gallery’s schedule for the 2013–2014 academic year can be found online.