a folk tale, BRYAN ANDREWS

 

a folk tale: featuring new work by Bryan Andrews

March 5 - April 11, 2015

Please join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5th, 6-9pm

Light refreshments provided

Enjoy extended gallery hours 1st Friday (open March 6 until 9pm) & 3rd Friday (open March 20 until 8pm). Mai Wyn Fine Art is a proud member of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe Drive.

from the press release: 

Mai Wyn Fine Art is proud to present a folk tale featuring new work by wood sculptor Bryan Andrews. This is Andrews’ first solo exhibition in seven years, a long overdue and welcome return to the Colorado art scene. Please join the gallery and meet the artist at the Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5th from 6-9pm. Exhibition continues through April 11, 2015.

Bryan Andrews is known for his figurative wood carvings. Fashioned from blocks of repurposed wood and strips of freshly milled lathe and board, Andrews uses a primitive carving style and purposeful color placement to reinvent ancient mythologies.  A folk tale is no exception.  Here Andrews presents a series of archetypes…the hero, the outlaw, the everyman…and invites the viewers to create their own narrative. The gallery becomes the stage, and his works, the cast of characters.  A limited selection of original woodblock prints will accompany Andrews’ free standing sculpture in this much anticipated show.

After graduating from RMCAD in 1997 where he studied under Denver sculptor Charles Parson, Bryan Andrews burst onto the Denver art scene exhibiting steadily for over a decade. His sculpture has been featured at the Invisible Museum, Denver Art Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver.    

Click here to read a wonderful review of Andrews' show written by Denver art critic Michael Paglia in the Westword (March 18, 2015)

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