Andrews’ work, while created digitally, feels organic and expansive, says Victor-Smith. “For the first time we will show new crops of his drawings which allows the viewer to see the many layers of his topographical style.”
“My intention is to create an immersive sensory experience: that perfect moment during a sunset where racing thoughts and quiet contemplation meet,” he says. “A half open door of possibility, where all the questions and answers of our existence lie on the tip of your tongue.”
Andrews says he’s drawn to maps as a metaphor., because they “promise a reality that can be known. Some myths are stored in our language, but others are embedded in our model of the real, our map. My work asks the question: did the map create the territory or the territory the map? Is a sunset beautiful, or do we have a sense of beauty that evolved to fit the sky?”
The 411: Mill Valley native Melanie Victor-Smith’s Artstream, her new mobile art gallery inside her 1954 Airstream trailer, is showcasing the digital drawings of Brian Andrews at Second Fridays Art Walk with Art Works Downtown this Friday, Nov. 9 from 5-8pm. 1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Free. MORE INFO.