Simon Andrew: Interior Nature Solo Exhibition 2020

October 24 - November 11, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24 from 2-5pm

This exhibition has Simon Andrew focusing on the patterns in nature but also reflecting these outer patterns within a painting. He is not only focusing on the structure and observed components of the environment but how that interplay is expressed within the seeming randomness of form in a piece of art. This internal language or translation of nature in a piece of art can in itself become an expression of nature.

Preview of exhibition: Thursday - Friday, October 22 - 23, 2020

for exhibition online catalog click HERE

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24 from 2-5pm

This exhibition has Simon Andrew focusing on the patterns in nature but also reflecting these outer patterns within a painting. He is not only focusing on the structure and observed components of the environment but how that interplay is expressed within the seeming randomness of form in a piece of art. This internal language or translation of nature in a piece of art can in itself become an expression of nature.

Preview of exhibition: Thursday - Friday, October 22 - 23, 2020

for exhibition online catalog click HERE

Videos

This video has interesting insight into Simon Andrew, the artist behind the art and his exhibition “Interior Nature” which we just recently opened on October 24th. It is an interview-style compilation, with clients and artists alike, via Zoom with the artist to gain a little more history on his recent exhibition with Simon Andrew for his exhibition “Interior Nature”....

Artist Information

Simon Andrew

Painter - Romantic Realism
Price range: $750-$16,000

When painting, I concern myself with colour relationships, compositional structures and the physicality of the paint. I consider ‘subject’ the framework on which I hang the paint. My work is as much about the medium as the message.
Colour is applied in an almost casual manner, other times slabbed on or carefully blended creating a diverse range of marks. Paint is treated as a physical material in its own right. It is a substance of meaning, not merely a vehicle to a desired end.

I try to make my paintings work not just on the macro level but also on the micro. I would like them to contain testing and varied passages of colour in addition to unanticipated compositions. I hope my work does not reveal all it has to say straight away but works on the observer at different levels over time, so that at one moment they might be aware of a colour relationships, the next a compositional quirk, the mood of the work and so on. Ideally it should grow with the observer in an unpredictable way.

My paintings are a distilling process. They are often primed with an emotional charge, triggered by an event or a place. The intention is that they should conclude as authentic reconstructed experience.

Simon Andrew was born in Portsmouth, spent his formative years in Penwith, Cornwall studied science at Queen’s University, Canada and fine art at Newcastle University where he received his MFA. While Simon was at Newcastle he was the beneficiary of The Lawrence Atwell Scholarship Award from Skinners’ Hall, London. U.K.

Simon was awarded first prize (Northern Region) for his work in The Laing National Landscape Competition. London. His work was also selected for The Hunting Group Contemporary Art Competition.

He has received arts council grants and is represented in major corporate collections, including Glaxo Welcome, Hewlett Packard, Canadian Business Development Bank, Fidelity Investments and Her Majesty the Queen in Right. Simon has produced art for the artistic ventures of Mel Gibson and the Canadian multi - Juno Award winning group The Tragically Hip. He has attended residencies in both Canada and abroad and was the recipient of a full fellowship award from The Vermont Studio Center, USA. Recently Simon won first prize for his work in Exposures, an exhibition which was judged by curators from contemporary public art galleries in Canada. He has had numerous solo shows at galleries both public and commercial at home and abroad. Currently Simon works in Canada and England.

EDUCATION:

1987 Newcastle University .U.K. B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art.

1987 1989 M.F.A. Newcastle University, U.K.


UPCOMING SHOWS

SOLO Studio 21, Halifax, NS. Canada

GROUP Studio 21, Halifax, NS. Canada

The Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada (Mira Godard Gallery)


SOLO SHOWS selected:

2018 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

2017 Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary AB. Canada

2016 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

2014 Mini Show The Wallace Gallery, Calgary AB. Canada

2013 Studio 21, Halifax, NS. Canada

2012 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary AB. Canada

2011 Great Atlantic Art Galleries, Cornwall, U.K.

2010 Seascape Gallery, Godalming, U.K.

2008 Goldie Gallery, Greene Ave., Montreal, PQ. Canada

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON. Canada

2001 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON. Canada

2000 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

1999 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON. Canada

Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

Danielson Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

1998 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON. Canada

K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON. Canada

1995 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON. Canada

James Baird Gallery, Saint Johns, NF. Canada

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON. Canada

1994 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston. ON. Canada

Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

1992 Nancy Poole Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

1990 Dryden Street Gallery, London, U.K.

Bedford Hill Gallery, London, U.K.

Oxford University, U.K.

1988 Long Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.


GROUP SHOWS selected:

2017 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada

Pie Factory, Margate, Kent, U.K.

Still Life, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

Duran Mashaal Gallery, Montreal, PQ. Canada

Simon Andrew Daniel Hughes, Oeno Gallery, Picton, ON. Canada

2016 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.

Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary AB. Canada

Summer Show. Oeno Gallery, Picton, ON. Canada

2015 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.

Painting the Figure. The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary AB. Canada

2014 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.

The Landscape Show. The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON. Canada

2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.

2012 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. Canada.

“Self Portrait”The Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, U.K.

Preview 2012 Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2011 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto. ON.

Eton College, Windsor, U.K.

“Interiors” Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary, Alberta.

2010 December Show, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

Simon Andrew and Mungo Powney, Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, U.K.

Wallace Galleries ltd, Calgary, Alberta.

2009 Six Printmakers, The National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists Centre, Ceinfuegos, Havana, Cuba

2008 Exposures- Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

3 Artists-Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, 333 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON

Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, ON

Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Robert Macklin Gallery, Kingston, ON

2006 Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, 333 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON

Beckett Gallery. Scollard Street, Toronto, ON

“Waxworks” Goldie Gallery, Greene Ave., Montreal, PQ

2005 Art Project Gallery. Exchange Tower., Toronto, ON

“Metal on Metal” (two Person show) Lonsdale Gallery., Toronto, ON

Lipman Gallery, Queen Street, Toronto, ON

2004 Loch Gallery. Hazelton Ave., Toronto, ON

2003 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

M.F.A.R.C., Kingston, ON

2002 Vancouver Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

2001 Bishop Phillpot Gallery, Cornwall, U.K.

K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON

2000 John B. Aird Gallery , Toronto, ON

Badcocks Gallery, Cornwall, U.K.

Micheal Gibson Gallery, London, ON

1999 Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1996 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1995 Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1994 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

K.A.A.I., Kingston, ON

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

1993 Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON

1991 Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

Penwith Gallery, Saint Ives, Cornwall, U.K.

1990 National Hunting Inc. Competition. Mall Galleries, London, U.K.

1989 Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.

Laing National Landscape Show. The Mall, London, U.K.

1988 Edinburgh College of Art and Newcastle University, U.K

Riverside Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.

1987 Newcastle & The Slade School of Art, London University, U.K.

1986 Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall, U.K.


GRANTS & AWARDS:

The Lawrence Atwell Award, for painting, London, U.K.

The Laing National Landscape Competition, First Prize - Northern Region, London, U.K.

K.A.A.I. juried show. Best Painting, Kingston, ON

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

Vermont Studio Center - Full Fellowship Award

Stevenson’s Paints Painting Award,TOAE.

Exposures- Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON. First Prize.


RESIDENCIES:

The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, U.S.A.

The Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Canada.


COLLECTIONS:

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Service

Glaxo Wellcome

Hewlett Packard

Redpath Sugar

HDvision

McKinsey & Co.

The Moving Picture Ball, Hollywood, California, USA.

Borden Elliot

Legacy’s Corporation

Canadian Business Development Bank

Mel Gibson, worked with Mel Gibson producing paintings for the film ‘The Man without a Face’

Windsor Casinos Ltd.

Fidelity Investments

Stantive Solutions

Sun Micro Systems

Tragically Hip ‘Day for Night’ CD cover

Her Majesty The Queen in Right

Alberta Securities Commission

The City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


BIBLIOGRAPHY selected:

Simon Andrew- “A Visual Conversation” Art of England magazine –November 2010

“Double delight as duo exhibit at gallery”The Cornishman – August 19th. 2010

Sarah Pitt “Paintings exude a strong sense of place” The Western Morning News – August 20th 2010

Greg Burliuk, “Bunch of Fans” Queen’s Journal

“Artist’s work reaches a Hip” Whig Standard - September 24th. 1994

Mary Steer, “Artist’s work decorates Hip album” Kingston this Week - September 17th, 1994

Mary Steer, “Artist made famous through movie” Kingston this Week - July 20th, 1994

Mary Jo Hughes, “Simon Andrew: Witness” Currents, volume 10 - number 3 - May to June, 1994

Julie Turbide, “Out of the blue” Maclean’s Magazine - August 9th, 1993

David Barber, “Artist’s works ‘star’ in Mel Gibson Movie” Whig Standard Standard August 27th, 1993

“Brush with an Artist’ The Journal U.K. - April 1989

“Shades of Success” The Journal U.K. - April 1989

Simon Andrew: “Interior Nature” Solo Exhibition e-Catalog 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24 from 2-5pm

This exhibition has Simon Andrew focusing on the patterns in nature but also reflecting these outer patterns within a painting. He is not only focusing on the structure and observed components of the environment but how that interplay is expressed within the seeming randomness of form in a piece of art. This internal language or translation of nature in a piece of art can in itself become an expression of nature.
preview: Thursday & Friday, Oct 22-23, 2020

EXHIBITION ON-LINE CATALOG AVAILABLE HERE