Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Br'er / Power Animal

Come out for Philadelphia-based-experimental-folk-indie-opera rockers Br'er - playing with their friends Power Animal - tomorrow night 10/28 at the gallery, 7:00 PM.

Free show duh.

Click here for the review of their last show at the gallery.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Erwin Dazelle, He Can't Be Stopped

Coming off of his solo exhibition at The Andrews Gallery in June, French Artist Erwin Dazelle has been named the 2010 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance [PRWCA} Artist of the Year. We are incredibly proud of Erwin, if unsurprised that his work is quickly gaining the recognition it deserves. This good news comes in conjunction with his recent successful events and exhibitions in Miami, France (Paris & Bayonne) and Monaco.

Click here for the article featuring Erwin Dazelle from the Paso Robles Press.

Click here for the article of Dazelle's new Rolex 24 feature.

Dazelle's new American Site.

CONGRATS ERWIN, we are keeping our eye on you and wishing you all the best.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Of Friends and Brothers

Culinary Arts by M. Benjamin Maury

Last night was a special opening.

The Hook brothers' work shone, and shines still. So many good friends, old ones and new ones. So many laughs and great talks. It was one of those Saturday nights that make Sunday morning really poetic.

Thank you to everyone who came. Some pictures, following.

Early contemplation of Beauty.

Steven Hook, John Hook

Graced by the mighty Owen Burke


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On Fire: Best of San Diego

Zach Hawkins, Gas Can (forthcoming at The Andrews Gallery, 2010)

We are honored to have been nominated by the readers of San Diego CityBeat to the Top Five Best Art Galleries in San Diego. Things have come a long way in just the first year of this project.

Voting for the top spot is open until October 26, and CityBeat will announce the winners in their November 11 issue. Anyone can vote, just go to www.sdcitybeat.com and click the banner at the top to have your say. There are a lot of different sections, look for The Andrews Gallery among the cultural categories on the last page of the survey. Making it into the top five in and of it self means a lot to the gallery, and who knows?

What is for sure is that it is only because of the amazing and diverse artists, musicians, poets, and patrons who have believed in the gallery that we have come this far. It couldn't have happened without you.

Don't miss our opening this Saturday, October 24, 2009. The art is incredible and we will be celebrating in true form.


Monday, October 19, 2009

One Year Anniversary

We are turning one. Saturday's opening will double as a celebration of our birthday.

I can't believe it really. Right now I'd simply like to thank all of the artists, poets, musicians, and patrons who have contributed to and believed in this project. Your support means a great deal to me. I look forward to many many years to come as the gallery evolves and takes on its new and different forms.


The Hook Brothers: New Works

Opening Reception: Saturday October 24, 2009 7 PM

Steven Hook, Untitled (Orange and Purple)

John Hook, Horse Skull

We are proud to present the tenacious works of Texas-based emerging artists John and Steven Hook. The two brothers will be in attendance for a reception of their exhibition on Saturday October 24, 2009, which also marks the one-year anniversary of The Andrews Gallery. As usual the event is open to the public. Come enjoy free drinks and the opportunity to discuss these works with the artists themselves.

Steven Hook, Untitled

Steven Hook’s newest work consists of collages based on a variety of concepts. Incorporating components of cubism, abstract expressionism, and graffiti as well as quilted art, these collages approach issues of shape and color in a unique and daring fashion. Sometimes limiting the collage to simple paper cut outs, sometimes interjecting paint and other mediums throughout the tableaux, Hook builds layered and complex optic landscapes. The tessellations and patterns that result from his experience with quilted art and other textiles work to broaden his visual vocabulary. Steven Hook holds his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and is currently pursuing his MFA at the University of Huston, Texas.

Steven Hook, Weaves and Grids

John Hook

The abstractions of John Hook are expressive and painterly. His powerful brushstrokes and intricate gesture give his picture planes distinct movement. His work has a sense of atmosphere; despite their almost pure abstract qualities, we feel the weight of a world within them. His intuitive sense of color and form are on display in strength throughout this body of work. John received his Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and is currently also working towards his Masters in Huston, TX.

John Hook, Horse Heads

This exhibit will highlight the work of these two brothers, juxtaposing two sets of work that differ greatly in style and execution but which are connected through intriguing and undeniable undercurrents. Join The Andrews Gallery and the Hook Brothers for an exciting an artist reception at the gallery on Saturday October 24, 2009, 7:00 PM.

John Hook, Gourds on Table 2