New Works 2011 continues Lisa Andrew’s experimentation with the possibilities of textile drawing. She utilizes the reductive act of cutting and stitching to accentuate the qualities of line and form with surface. Fabrics are stretched, draped, hung and layered in and out of frames, resulting in a seemingly light and ephemeral installation.
The exhibition demonstrates Andrew’s unique approach to materials, which for New Works 2011 include wax, graphite, wool, linen and Vellum alongside different fabrics, both natural and synthetic, matte and translucent. The resulting semi abstract images are inspired by industrial and craft processes, axonometric drawings and diagrams as well as machines and architecture. However, they remain true to the essence of their origin.