Standing in water up to the shins, your foot looks at a minnow and says, “look what I have become!”

Andrew Guenther

April 14, 2007 - May 5, 2007

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David Castillo Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition of Andrew Guenther, Standing in water up to the shins, your foot looks at a minnow and says, “look what I have become!” The title of the exhibition refers to evolution and change, assigning life to things normally without life. Guenther is known for rendering works that are chromatically incongruous with their content. He takes a decidedly anthropological approach in the current body of work.

 

The artist addresses the scope of human solutions to human problems, while sometimes creating fictional narratives that touch upon spiritual considerations. Self-projection and deliberation are elicited through content and the arduous handling of the medium. These worked surfaces become venues of artistic and individual query. Guenther’s work explores the concept of social infrastructures & one’s experiences within & without them.

 

This exhibition is Andrew Guenther’s first solo show with the gallery. He has shown in group shows at the gallery including Searching for Love & Fire and Destroy This City. He has shown in various cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has an MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. His work is included in both the Triumph of Painting, London, and in the recently published book Painting People: Figure Painting Today. Guenther’s work has appeared in Artforum, Flash Art, The New York Times, artnet, The Art Newspaper, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, and Art Asia Pacific among other publications.