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Comfort & Joy Artist Spotlight – Andrew McPhail

December 3, 2019

Today’s first artist spotlight is renowned Canadian visual and performance artist Andrew McPhail! From his bio:

Andrew McPhail is a Canadian visual artist. He was born in Calgary Alberta in 1961 and studied at York University where he received his MFA in 1987. Living in Toronto in the 1980’s and 90’s his work focused primarily on drawing, often with pencil crayon on a polyester film called mylar. After moving to Hamilton in 2005, his interest shifted towards three dimensional work and performance. In  his accumulative, craft oriented practice he uses ephemeral, disposable materials such as  band aids, Kleenex and post-its to create epic, monumental sculptures and installations and performances . He has exhibited nationally and internationally and in 2013 was the recipient of the Canada Council International Studio in Paris. He is also cofounder, with Stephen Altena, of the Hundred Dollar Gallery and a founding member of The Assembly in Hamilton, Ontario.

Andrew has donated an original 5×7″ oil painting, ‘Jeremy’ (2012) to our Comfort and Joy silent art auction. Check out his website at www.andrewmcphail.com  thank you for your support Andrew! 

Join us on December 6th, 6:00pm-10:00pm at the Art Gallery of Hamilton for Comfort & Joy, a charity silent art auction in support of The AIDS Network. This fabulous fundraiser featuring amazing drag and musical talent and an incredible silent auction featuring a variety of one of a kind gifts from talented local artists and makers will help us to continue to provide some of our most valued programs and services. 

Advance tickets are available through Bruha.com , tickets will also be sold at the door.