Cosmic Spandex: Andy Cross at SARDINE
02 sep 2016 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Andy Cross will be presenting his new body of work as part of his solo exhibition entitled "Cosmic Spandex" at SARDINE in Brooklyn, New York.
A hand-painted canvas depicting the cosmos (3 x 10 metres, oil on canvas) wraps around the walls of the gallery. In the foreground, Andy systematically arranges his ‘constellation of drawings’, which represent a survey of his diverse interests and travels. A self-proclaimed wanderer, Cross culls memories, objects and impressions from journeys around the world. As he plumbs the depths of his memory for meaningful experiences, figures and symbols, he builds a body of work that is at once highly personal and broadly universal.
Particular to this exhibition, the drawings spew forth from the combination of the artist's filtered imagination and historical references linked with the indirect input of Roger William Cross II, Andy’s late grandfather. This ‘cross-generational’ approach paves a way for Andy to present his gratitude to one of his earliest artistic influences.
The show opens Saturday, September 10, and it will last until Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Andy Cross is an American artist born in Richmond, VA and based in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BA Fine Art in Painting/Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia (2001) and his MFA in Painting from Hunter College, New York (2005). He has previously exhibited in solo and group shows internationally including 'Color against Color', Ortega y Gasset Projects (New York, 2015); 'MIrror Venus', Sardine Gallery (New York, 2014); 'All-Mother', Cathouse FUNeral (New York, 2014); 'House Painter', Maramotti Collection (Reggio Emilia, 2013). His work is included in the Max Mara/Maramotti Family Collection, Italy.
For more information about the artist, check his interview for art:i:curate.
All images courtesy of Andy Cross.