Thursday, April 26, 2012

woven and torn.

I saw the work of Scott Andreson in a show in Chelsea a few months back and was quite attracted to his woven and torn works. They are much like a painting with his approach to formalism and color, which is not surprising since he went to Yale for his MFA. The found everyday materials break down the formality into something familiar and personal, creating an interesting dichotomy in the work.

He says this about his work:

I begin my artistic practice with process, primarily the tradition of quilting. With historic precedents and familial connections quilting allows me to connect personal, political and social concerns in a single work. Using castoff remnants as source material my work focuses on slowness, detail, and labor. In these pieces patterns are severed, borders do not complete their paths, works do not form a perfect rectangle and the partial is never whole. Materials oscillate between the singular and the unified, where their history is never negated, but more importantly, the treatment given to these cast-off remnants is central.

You can see his work currently at the Fleisher Art Memorial Gallery in Philly or visit him at one of the open studio days at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn where he is a current artist in residence.


MarieE said...

It's Fleisher, no C! I was so happy when Scott agreed to be in the Softer Edges show, and blown away when his work arrived. They are visually complex when seen online, and then his craftsmanship is superb- a strange contrast to the orinariness of his materials

netamir said...

Very impressive and interesting works! Thank you once again for the introducing with such as fascinating art and artists!

Joetta M. said...

thanks for the correction Marie.

And yes seeing his work in person is so great.