Stephen Andrews POV
an exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Stephen Andrews is a Toronto artist whose career began in photography and the exhibit now on at the AGO does include a few excellent 8×10 photographs. The main part of the exhibit though are approximately 20 (mostly large) paintings of his.
below: ‘After Before/After After’ oil on wood panels
The two paintings on the wall were based on landscapes by J.M.W. Turner that depicted scenes before and after the flood described in the bible (or before and after chaos). Andrews has painted his with dots in only four colours, yellow, magenta, cyan and black
below: detail from ‘Crossing’, 2011, oil on canvas
below: close up of part of ‘Entrance/Exit’, 2014, oil on canvas