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Andrew Hurst: New works in collage and assemblage

16 Wilson Avenue, ground floor
October 22 - November 14, 2010
Reception: Friday, October 22, 6 - 10 PM
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Storefront is pleased to present an exhibition of new works in collage and assemblage by Andrew Hurst.

Andrew Hurst is a multimedia artist, performer, and musician whose activities have placed him at the center of the NYC underground community. A fixture in the Bushwick art scene, Hurst has created a wide variety of handmade materials and ephemera largely in the form of musical recordings, posters, and memorabilia for over a decade. As a result, Hurst’s rare works in collage and assemblage combine his illustrious performance and theatricality.

The art of Andrew Hurst is entrenched in the manipulation of matter: collage is a means for the artist to navigate emotional landscapes and expressive territories that border the subconscious. By utilizing an array of materials continuously accumulated and strewn about in his small studio, Hurst creates visual and textural eccentricities that provoke a dissection of his own perceptual and spiritual condition. These assemblages tear at the idea of self-reflection, functioning as shards of mirror, examining the internal and external forces that invade and imbue the constantly evolving perception of self and surroundings.

Hurst has exhibited nationally and internationally. He has performed in many of NYC’s top venues including Issue Project Room, Abrons Art Center, Downtown Music Gallery, Collective Unconscious, Roebling Hall, and the X Initiative among others. In 2004 he self published his first chapbook of poems Poltergeist Directory. In 2006, Hurst was commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi to compose music for The Award for World Changing Ideas, culminating in the CD entitled Eleven. Hurst has most recently completed his first series of video works, entitled Motion Pix Vol. 1 which premiered in October 2009 at English Kills Art Gallery.

Hurst lives and works in Brooklyn with cameras, glue, and tape recorders.
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