The Danville Arts Council Gallery presents:
Memento Mori: Conversations
An exhibition by Chad Andrews.
Where: The Danville Arts Council Gallery
in the Danville Business Alliance
620 Mill Street, Danville, PA
When: March 24 – April 24
Reception: Friday, April 10, 6–8PM
A number of years ago, my family moved back to my wife’s parents farm. During this difficult transition (we moved into an apartment in the main house), I felt the need to write a letter to my mentor and friend, Hitoshi Nakazato. The letter to Hitoshi shared my gratitude and heart felt acknowledgement of his influence on me to pursue a life of art making. We did see each other a few times after that letter was sent, but there was never a word spoken about its content. Within that year, he suddenly passed away. My grief was overwhelming and my only refuge was knowing that I had shared my deepest feelings with him.
This recent body of works explores conversations that the dead could have with us and what the dead may reflect upon with each other after a shared life.
Chad Andrews is a contemporary American artist/printmaker. The innovative work emanating from Studio Paper+ (his printmaking studio) continues to gain the attention of collectors, galleries and museums. His seemingly intuitive output startles the viewer with inspired drawing, painting and printing techniques. Andrews is perhaps best known for his huge silicone installations. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.F.A., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Chad Andrews is Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Foundations at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.