Manchester-based artist Iain Andrews has created a small series of paintings (under the collective title of Mythopoeia) in direct response to some of the historic works on show at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. In collaboration with the writer Joanne Reardon Lloyd, Andrews has developed a unique approach and style to interpret the works and explore the stories that they tell:
“Stories need to be retold again and again by each new generation that receives them and, as they are retold, narratives inevitably put down roots and throw out branches in unexpected directions. This is a small collection of those roots and branches, a series of new paintings and a short story that take their inspiration from, and collaborate with, the museum’s permanent collection of works of art in order to lead the audience off on new and unexpected paths.”
Join us for the chance to hear Andrews and Reardon discuss Mythopoeia.
After graduating from the University College of Wales (Aberystwyth) with a BA in Fine Art in 1996 and an MA in Painting in 1998, Andrews received a PG Dip in Art Psychotherapy from Sheffield University in 2000. He is represented by London-based gallery Man & Eve and in 2011 was a finalist in the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the first prize winner of the Marmite Painting Prize. He is also on the long-list for the Northern Art Prize 2012.
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