OTHER DUST

28.05 – 21.06.14

Opening Night Wednesday 28 May 2014 at 18h30. The exhibition concludes Sat 21/6/2014 at 2pm.

A solo exhibition of paintings & illustrations by Andrew Sutherland.

 

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Andrew Sutherland’s latest body of work has been created almost entirely by referencing his growing collection of archival photographs, postcards and memorabilia.

The idea behind extracting elements found within these references has been to create new stories from old worlds. This “Other Dust” shows us the interesting history and practices of documented cultures and civilizations from around the world.

Andrew started marveling over old imagery and memorabilia many years ago but has only recently started to bring these references to light. As well as being a great source of days gone by, these images also offer a tactile, used or handled feeling that emits great warmth. These decaying references are slowly dissolving and will eventually return to the earth as dust, just like everything else. As we look to the future and grow, our past is quickly vanishing, as new history replaces the old.

Other Dust is a tribute to the old world and all its wonders. It admires adventure and discovery and exposes strange traditions and values.

All the works on display were made in Taiwan, where Sutherland has been living and traveling for the last 1-½ years. His exposure to Eastern culture has certainly played a part in the development in this series. His exposure to different ways of living and practices has helped shape this body of work.

 

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland is inspired by wanderlust and the narratives that underlie human encounters with the natural world. His work relishes the delights of landscape in painted planes that combine graphic and illustrative elements with more traditionally painterly, expressive marks. His taste for adventure follows through with a long and explorative history of experimentation with different materials: watercolours, brush pens, acrylic paints, charcoal, ink, spray paint or collage on canvas, paper, wood or wall. Sutherland’s training was in Fine Art at The Ruth Prowse School of Art, after which he worked as an assistant to a local abstract painter in Cape Town. He travels and adventures frequently so that in both artwork and life his subtext remains that of the intrepid explorer.

Selected Exhibitions: 2018 – ‘Unmapped’ a solo exhibition at Salon91. 2017– ‘Trees Make Forests,’ Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Shelter, a solo exhibition at Salon91; ‘Strong Silence,’ group exhibition Gallery 2, Johannesburg. 2016 – ‘Oracle,’ an end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; ‘Paper is You III,’ Salon91; ‘No One’s Land,’ 99 Loop, Cape Town; ‘Kingdom 3,’ Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West; ‘Reverie,’ the AGOG Gallery, Johannesburg. 2015– ‘Stellar,’ Salon91;’ Jou Daaglikse Dosis,’ Aardklop, Potchefstroom; ‘This is the Place,’ Salon91; ‘Winter Mash-Up,’ Alex Hamilton Gallery, Cape Town. 2014– ‘Other Dust’ (solo), Salon91; ‘Golden Haze,’ Salon91; ‘ID Entity II,’ In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg. 2013– ‘The Editions Show,’ Salon91; ‘Birds and Bikes,’ Lei Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan. 2012– ‘The Tobacco Factory Show’ (solo), The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, UK. 2011– ‘The Sprawl’ (solo), Galerie de Lyons, Cape Town; ‘If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing,’ Salon91; ‘Paper is You,’ Salon91. 2010– ‘Coppertone 77,’ Salon91; ‘Tretchikoff and Me,’ Salon91. 2008– Group Salon, Salon91.

 

 

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