Andrew Smith Original
Andrew Smith (Ottawa, Canada), Untitled, 2003, Oil, tar, ink, beeswax, plaster, mixed media on plywood, including partially drilled holes & markings, 16 inches wide x 13 inches height x 3/4 inches thick. Signed & dated on verso. $1200.
Andrew Smith’s paintings are the result of an attempt to physically embody a line of communication that could be given by the language of movement. The parameters of this movement are oriented by the question of how to make a painting that can have an open dialogue with the representation of its subject matter. Central to this concern is the way in which a viewer could be involved in an active manner in the experience. In his work, Smith potentially constructs a metaphorical interface between the emotive and sensorial experience of making, and the manifold of significations that can be made by a viewer. What actually happens in making each painting, motivated by the construction of a system of marks or the configuration and jostling of shapes, presents its own order from which it may extend a conveyance that does not mimic but mixes with an experience. Andrew Smith has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa. He has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery. His work can be found in private and public collections including RBC-DEXIA, London, U.K.; the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada; and the City of Ottawa public art collection.
2011 M.F.A. Honours, Magna cum laude, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
1999 B.F.A. Honours, Magna cum laude, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Crossing Over, Galerie Dominique Bouffard, Montréal, QC
2014 Warning Signs, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2012 Gather and Fold, Galerie Dominique Bouffard, Montréal, Canada
2011 Of the Appearance of Bees, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2010 3 peintures exposées dans le film Sacrifice, STYX Productions Ltd
2008 Peintures, Raw Sugar, Ottawa, ON
2008 Peintures, Comissaire: Alistaire MacRae, Heritage Canada, Ottawa, ON
2007 9 peintures exposées pour Muse Entertainment and Sound Venture International, pour le film Custody dirigé par Nadia Tass, Terence Robert Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2005 Peintures, Wurm Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2005 Dessins, Commissaire : Guy Bérubé, Le Petit Bouchon, Paris, France
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Primer: Colin Muir Dorward, Natasha Mazurka, Amy Schissel, & Andrew Smith, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2013 Recent Additions: City of Ottawa Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2013 Painture extrême – L’objet peinture, Galerie Dominique Bouffard, Montréal, Canada
2012 Interface, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
2011 Prendre l’air, Galerie Dominique Bouffard, Montréal, Canada
2010 Fresh Paint New Construction, Art Mur, Montréal, Canada
2010 Vestiges, Donald Browne Gallery, Montréal, Canada
2011 Michel Goulet Award
2009 Charles Gagnon Scholarship
1999 Jacqueline Fry Scholarship
2012 Roy, Nathalie. “De structures de chaos et d’abeilles”. Vie des Arts, No 226. Printemps 2012, pp80-81.
2011 Nash, Michelle. “There’s a buzz about new City Hall art exhibit”. Your Ottawa Region. September 7.
2011 Pohl, John. “Artists appreciate nature, or mock new media”. The Gazette. July 11.
2011 Levesque, François. “Voir le dehors du dedans”. Le Devoir. July 25.
2010 Granjon, Émilie. “Vent de fraîcheur sur la relève”. Vie des Arts, No 220. Automne 2010. pp78-79.
RBC-DEXIA, London, United Kingdom
Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada
City of Ottawa