Andrew Maize | Nova Curve (an anagram for this whole ball of wax) July 7 - 25, 2016 Opening Reception: July 7, 6-8 pm
Maize is a trans-disciplinary artist whose process oriented approach explores language, movement [gravity/time/space] and the patterns of human systems such as the grid. Maize often assumes the role of a facilitator/composer while working through material explorations, collaboration and public participation. His practice exists somewhere between the performance itself, where he sets parameters and aspirations and explores them thoroughly, and craft where he is curious and celebrates qualities inherent within materials. The material or performance is a catalyst for larger conversations – the expression a result of connection to space, community and place. Most importantly, Maize brings an optimism to his shifting and critical curiosity, taking seriously both the conceptual framework and materials as a starting point, to engage the audience in political, psychological, historical and geographical contexts. As an arts educator and organizer, he is involved in collaborative projects such as White Rabbit Arts, the Circus of the Normal and the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Maize was shortlisted for the 2015 RBC Painting Competition.
For Andrew's first solo exhibit in Vancouver at Back Gallery Project the artist will be producing new works at Malaspina Printmakers and the Burrard Arts Foundation during the month of June, the results of both residencies will be the body of work that will be exhibited during the month of July at the gallery.
We thank Malaspina Printamakers and the Burrard Arts Foundation for this collaboration.
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