2018 Exhibition: Canada / England
"Following the Paint" e-Catalogue (PDF)
The place where I am from — England — seems familiar in a different way to the place where I live — Canada. It is filtered through memory and who I was; hindsight lends a distilling clarity. Conversely, where I live is harder to interpret and has all the chaos of day-to-day life. There is an immediacy that requires a direct reaction to the here and now, keeping things fresh.
These paintings are an attempt to bridge the worlds of inside and out and here and there. They are a staging post for this ongoing journey.
-Simon Andrew 2018
Simon Andrew was born in Portsmouth, England and spent his formative years in Penwith, Cornwall. He studied science at Queen's University, Canada and Fine Art at Newcastle University, England where he received his MFA. While at Newcastle, he was the beneficiary of The Lawrence Atwell Scholarship Award from
Skinners' Hall, London, U.K.
Simon Andrew's work is represented in major international collections including Canadian Business Development Bank, Fidelity Investments, Glaxo Wellcome, Her Majesty the Queen in Right, Hewlett-Packard,
McKinsey & Company and OMERS. He has attended residencies in both Canada and abroad and was the recipient of a full fellowship award from the Vermont Studio Center, USA.
Simon Andrew works in Canada and England.
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