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Modus Composition

Current works such as Emerging Dawn and Stars Float Through-- two mixed media pieces comprised of vintage book covers, remnants of canvas and doilies-- feel more subdued, but are still highly textured. Their palette falls within his chosen aesthetic of greys, greens and blues, muted tones reminiscent of the grey jay’s feather. The distinguishing aspect of Andrews’ work is certainly its ingenuity. “I try to let the objects and structures direct the work and allow the juxtaposition of disparate elements to help create new ideas along the way,” he says. In a time when so much is disposable, Jonathan Andrews’ sculpture, paintings and mixed media art create tactile beauty out of the things that most of us would blindly discard.

Symmetry is a reoccurring theme in Andrew’s work. If you focus on each individual piece of a larger composition you may find tiny inconsistencies, but when viewed as a whole, you find the beauty in the balance.

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various other ephemera are used to construct what he calls his “dwellings.” You’d assume Andrews has a background in architecture and I found myself searching for blue prints and sketches, some sort of planning stage for these complex sculptures that can end up being two to three feet tall, but that isn’t how he works. “Some pieces start with an idea based on specific interest or object, but most of them develop as the process of building suggests the next step,” he says. Each work speaks to the viewer differently and some have more to say than others. The work Kept is a visual onslaught featuring dragon’s wings and Spiderman figurines all painted a sublime, uniform blue-grey and then it hits you: it’s a functioning mantle clock with a working drawer (which I immediately decided must house the only key to a perpetually locked attic door in a gloomy, old Victorian home).

In February 2017, Andrews challenged himself to create one curated box a day. This collection, Curious Februarius: A collection of Oddment and Knickknackery was displayed in The Sargent Building at Bob Jones University, to include Day 22, Jack’s Tally at Ten. [shown above]

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