Lisa Andrew - New Works 2011

Lisa Andrew New Works 2011 continues Lisa Andrew's experimentation with the possibilities of drawing with textiles. She inscribes the drawing by adding and subtracting to conceal and reveal at the same time.

Art Exhibition previously on at Anna Pappas Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 12 May 2011 to Tuesday 07 June 2011
Launch Wednesday 11 May 2011, 6pm - 8pm. RSVP 5 May

un-form, 2011 image Hoop (detail) image Untitled Sketch #1 image Untitled Sketch #2 image

Published by anonymous on Saturday 30 April 2011.
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The act of cutting accentuates the qualities of line and form with surface and at once allowing the line to weave across layers, giving rise to a three dimensional space out of essentially a two dimensional drawing. These layers of fabric are draped and pinned to the wall, resulting in a seemingly light and ephemeral installation.

The exhibition demonstrates Andrew’s unique approach to materials, which for New Works 2011 include wax, graphite, wool, linen and Vellum, alongside different fabrics, both natural and synthetic, matt and translucent. The resulting semi abstract images are inspired by industrial and craft diagrams. However, they remain true to the essence of their origin.

About Lisa Andrew Born in Tokyo, Lisa Andrew has lived in Milan, Manila, Melbourne and New York. She has completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York (1994). In 1995 she and two architects were commissioned by the Colombian Government to create new public art in Bogota, for which they won the award for Arte Para La Ciudid (Art for the City). Andrew has exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas, including solo shows at Volume Beta Space, The Powerhouse Museum and CDG in Cologne, Germany, and group exhibitions at MOP Project, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, The Tin Sheds and Artspace. She has been a finalist for numerous art awards including Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, and The Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery and New Social Commentaries, Warrnambool, Victoria. This year Andrew participated in Australian Significant Video at CCP Gallery, Melbourne and in July will travel to the Phillipines for a residency at Lost Projects (curated by David Griggs). Andrew currently lives in Sydney where she works at the MCA, UWS and SCA. She is represented by Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne.