By Andrew Goutman
Under Construction is made with acrylic on canvas, wood and vinyl, monofilament, graphite, foam, metal and found objects.
This body of work is centered in reconstructing and decorating a story’s moment in symbolic plastic model sprue tree fabrications, monofilament portrait and wall drawings…vestiges of loved objects, reconfigured experiences conforming to emotional memory.
Reassembly Required is constructed with acrylic on canvas and wood, graphite and metal.
The Monofilament Series:
Monofilament, which is a very personal material to me, has value and emotional range running from a thin veil of dust to solid mass…Some pieces include aspects of storytelling and, I believe, American dark humor with respectful irreverence.
Cholly At Auction is composed of monofilament, wire, wood and a found object.
The Sprue Tree Series:
The sprue tree is a fixed snap shot of something or someone that has been born and built up as a plastic model kit but later held still by fate, disassembled and placed back on the sprue, a person in a state of suspension, unable to evolve; the schematic yet graphic portrait of a coveted object.
On My Sprue Tree is made with acrylic on canvas, wood, metal, monofilament, graphite, foam and found objects.
I invoke an alternate form of a cautionary tale or human existence story involving attempts to evaluate their nature and qualities; capturing visceral moments, illusion and tapping into their unique idiosyncrasies.
Passing On is composed of acrylic on canvas, wood and found objects.
Awards and Exhibits:
2013 – Dave Brown Projects, 6th Semiannual Competition. Honorable Mention.
2013 – Hal Bromm Gallery – Tribeca announces Lost and Found II Exhibition.
2012-13 – Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware
2011 – Philadelphia Moca InLiquid Benefit
1991 – Philadelphia Armory
1983-84 – White Columns, New York City
1983 – Sculpture at Penn’s Landing
1975-78 – Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, Cresson European Traveling Scholarship