Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stephen Andrews work at the Justina Barnicke Gallery

Last night we ventured over to the University of Toronto to see Stephen Andrews' exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House. This exhibition features work from the extensive collection of Salah Bachir.

The work is at once subtle and really lovely yet many of the pieces explore tough and ugly themes of war. The media is often inventive and unusual - there are prints on pigs intestine, for instance - sausage skins pieced together to make what I can only call sausage paper. There is also an animation, and many works that are described as crayon rubbings, although it isn't obvious to me just how the artist accomplished these.

If you have a chance, I recommend you trip on over to the University of Toronto and spend some time with this work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a major fan of Stephen Andrews.