Andrew Morrow is a contemporary Canadian artist whose work is characterized by a restless desire to both inhabit and extend history painting. Morrow’s work fluctuates between narrative and self-reference, lucidity and indeterminacy, ambition, and constraint. Extending from personal, actual, and invented histories, Morrow’s paintings and drawings engage broad, historical themes such as war, eroticism, beauty, the apocalypse, and death, complicating these through a resistance to narrative closure and spatial coherence. In his work fragmented and archetypal figures populate shifting, uncertain landscapes, approaching, but never quite attaining the sublime.
Current and upcoming:
SKETCH, Galerie SAW Gallery
In the Making, BEING Studio
OLRT Public Art Design
Stacks and Queues (with Karina Kraenzle and Cindy Stelmackowhich), City of Ottawa Public Art Program