Andy Gilmore

City Newspaper

The drawings of Andy Gilmore feature intricate images of both human and animal subjects. Tight, straight red and blue lines compose the flesh depicted, looking much like the striations of muscle tissue. While a few of the works feature fully formed creatures, we mostly meet the gaze of skinless beasts and look upon not bodies, but parts. Since Gilmore uses frames likely found in grandmother's attic or at a local thrift store, the viewer cannot help but remember that they once held images of intimate personal meaning for their owners. Substituting that portrait of a smiling cousin with these slightly macabre drawings gives the entire endeavor a pleasingly unsettling feel.

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