Stephen Andrews

adotwentforawalk

new photographs
June 7 - July 6, 2013

Moi au Louvre
J, St Petersburg
Pingyao

Moi au Louvre

Moi au Louvre, 2013
C-print
edition of two
10 x 7 1/2 inches

A line is a dot that went for a walk

-- Paul Klee

"This small grouping of photographs was selected from images taken during a recent trip. The premise was to travel over the surface of the planet to the other side. I was hoping to understand the scope of the earth and to see the gradual transitions between cultures that can't be understood with air travel. It was all of the above. For all the gory details check out the blog: adotwentforawalk.blogspot.ca"

-- Stephen Andrews, 3 June 2013


Andrews' earliest training was in photography and as such has remained integral to his practice throughout his career. The photograph as source material, the photograph as a facsimile of the original, the generations of remove from the original that a drawing or a painting represents, the digitally downloaded image of a photograph that becomes a drawing in order to become a painting - these are some of the variations of photography's involvement in Andrews' practice that impact on the work both in terms of concept and execution.

The photographs in adotwentforawalk are small. They mimic the scale of the iPad which was used to shoot the images. In each work the unerring eye of the artist frames the subject and teases out its idea according to our familiarity with past work. They are laced with conceptual cues. Some have humour. And others suggest the availability of these images as starting points for future works.

-- Paul Petro, June 2013