Stephen Andrews

Aftermath

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
November 10, 2018 - February 18, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday November 10, 10:30am - 11:30am


Friendly Fire (a BBC cameraman also received minor injuries but continued to film with his blood dripping on the lens)

Friendly Fire (a BBC cameraman also received minor injuries but continued to film with his blood dripping on the lens), 2003
crayon rubbing on parchment
19 x 24 inches
collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex

Coinciding with the exhibition David Milne: Modern Painting and the centenary of the Armistice, this exhibition will focus on Stephen Andrews’ works responding to images of war and prisoners of war, exploring the way in which we experience such imagery through the media. Andrews’ works, which are largely pencil crayon on mylar, subtly interpret the omissions and misinterpretations of war imagery, with many images culled from unofficial soldiers’ blogs and other online platforms.

The bulk of the exhibition will feature the artist’s work from 2003 through 2006, which deals primarily with the Iraq War. Andrews will also be showing a new work arising from his visit earlier this year to the Vimy Ridge Memorial in northern France. Like Milne, Andrews’ war imagery focuses on the aftermath of conflict, and the problem of finding new formal means to convey the experience of looking. Not incidentally, Andrews has been a long-time admirer of the work of David Milne, walking in his footsteps with this cerebral, yet deeply felt work.

http://mcmichael.com/event/aftermath/


Aftermath Discussion Panel
Saturday, November 10 at 11:30 am

On the eve of the centenary of the Armistice, this moderated panel will explore the role of art in recording and memorializing historical trauma. The forum will include David Macfarlane playwright and novelist, author of The Danger Tree, Toronto visual artist Stephen Andrews and Dianne Bos whose exhibitions will be open on this day at the McMichael. The discussion will be moderated by McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy.

Registration required. Fee includes gallery admission and special Stephen Andrews/ Dianne Bos exhibition tours at 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm

http://mcmichael.com/event/steven-andrews-aftermath-discussion-panel/