ARTIST PROFILE: EMILY ANDREWS

Emily Andrews is a multi-media artist, actress, and musician from Niagara Falls, Ontario.

She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, collage, installation art, and sculpture. A true surrealist at heart, her work is often inspired by science, nature, history, and her own strange dreams. Through her art and music, Emily is very active in the Niagara region, participating in events such as Niagara Night of Art and In the Soil Arts Festival. In 2012, the Ontario Trillium Foundation chose her as an artist in residence and in 2014 she was the recipient of the Allister Young Arts & Culture Endowment Fund. Her most recent series, Strange Happenings & Rare Findings, features surrealistic oil paintings that explore bizarre and unexplained scenarios in a mid-century setting. Emily has a BA in Visual Arts from Brock University and has taught Observational Drawing and 3D Design Material Exploration in the Art & Design Foundation program at Niagara College. 

Cider Can Art by Emily Andrews

AHEAD OF TIME

A headless man struggles to make sense of linear time as he tries to get a handle on the fleeting moments that pass with each second. This painting is part of a series entitled, "Strange Happenings & Rare Findings". This collection of surrealistic oil paintings explores an alternate dimension through unlikely and curious scenarios. This series is influenced by the process of collage and often inspired by imagery found in advertisements from the 1950s-1970s; resulting in unexplained scenes that may be occurring in an idyllic parallel universe. 

 

Cider can art by Emily Andrews

THE RELAY OF EONS

This piece deals with time, technology, knowledge, and evolution. Influenced by an ad for RCA televisions and their satellite, "The Relay", this painting is part of a series entitled, "Strange Happenings & Rare Findings". This collection of surrealistic oil paintings explores an alternate dimension through unlikely and curious scenarios. This series is influenced by the process of collage and often inspired by imagery found in advertisements from the 1950s-1970s; resulting in unexplained scenes that may be occurring in an idyllic parallel universe.

 

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ARTIST PROFILE: EMILY ANDREWS