january, 2019

sun06jan11:00 am2:00 pmAutomatic Landscapes - The Art of Andrew Nighswander - Reception at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

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Automatic Landscapes – The Art of Andrew Nighswander

Andrew Nighswander is an artist and digital designer. He attended the University of Massachusetts and resides in Greenfield, MA. Currently he is the Media Director at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center. His past clients have included Pierce Bros Coffee Roasters, Harper Lane Brewery and the University of Massachusetts. He worked as a 3D Generalist on the award-winning short animation “Caldera,” and his solo short, “Dream Logic,” won first prize at the 2015 University of Massachusetts Senior Art Show. http://andrewnighswander.com

This series of paintings and drawings is the transcription of an inner landscape. While the project originated as series of ink drawings that served to record the most memorable features of my passage through the landscape of the Pioneer Valley, it soon grew into a series of monumental charcoal works and abstract paintings. The works are generated in alternating sessions of mark making and erasure that allow each pass to inform the next. Forms unfold, and over time, a landscape emerges as the pattern of light and dark develop a sense of depth. The result is a landscape caught in flux.

Working close to the canvas, microcosms emerge within the macro composition, and through the repeated passes I find and cultivate recognizable features that coalesce from the turbulent morass of automatic marks. Faces and figures, ruined buildings and strange creatures all evolve to populate the landscapes.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center

289 Main St.