The Canadian High Commission, London, UK
13 Jan. – 28 Feb. 2017
The Canada Gallery at the Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London is delighted to present Andrew Salgado: TEN, an exhibition celebrating the work of one of Canada’s most promising young artists. Andrew’s bold, large scale figurative paintings have garnered him a reputation as “one to watch” by influential art critics in both the United Kingdom and North America. His work defies categorization, deftly weaving between figuration and abstraction with bold, gestural brushwork and obsessive mark-making, incorporating collage, mixed-media, and, in his most recent works, hand-stitched linen and canvas.
This exhibition, simply entitled TEN, celebrates the artist’s career thus far, exhibiting a modest selection of his work from 2006-2016 and is curated by David Liss of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto. It coincides with the publication of Andrew’s first monograph, also entitled TEN, and is presented at Canada House by his lead-representing gallery, [Beers London]. The monograph covers the past ten years of Salgado’s artistic career in 300 full colour pages with various texts, a new introduction by David Liss, and an archive of close ups and studio shots.