Stephen Andrews Auditorium (detail), 2009-2015 oil on canvas 72 x 95 3/4" Collection of The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Stephen Andrews POV
Stephen Andrews POV is the largest solo exhibition by one of Toronto's leading contemporary artists. Trained as a photographer, Andrews has been practicing since the late 1970s, exploring topics as varied as AIDS, surveillance, war, memory and chaos theory. Featuring works on paper, photographs and 21 large paintings—six of which are making their debut at the AGO—this exhibition charts the last 15 years of Andrews' career, paying special attention to his development as a painter. Visitors are also introduced to Andrews' world through a display of his sketchbooks and handmade ceramics.
Renowned for his drawings, collages and video work, Andrews' decision to take up painting in the early 2000s marked a significant departure for the already successful Toronto artist.
Curated by Kitty Scott, the AGO's curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition features loans from public and private collections, in addition to three works from the AGO collection.
Organized by Art Gallery of Ontario
This exhibition is included with general admission.
A 184-page hard-cover catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Published by the AGO and edited by Kitty Scott, Stephen Andrews POV features an interview with the artist by Glenn Ligon, commentary from artists Jacob Yerex, Paul P., Shelagh Keeley, April Hickox, Chris Curreri, Pierre Dorion and Cheryl Sourkes in addition to essays by Scott, Alexander Nagel, Sholem Krishtalka and a chronology by Kari Cwynar. The catalogue will be available for purchase in shopAGO.
Generously supported by
Salah Bachir & Jacob Yerex
Cecily & Robert Bradshaw
Canada Council for the Arts