San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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On June 15th it will be a full year since I left Google to pursue art.
On June 26th a gallery show will celebrate what we have been able to accomplish.
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
The term “retrospective” was first applied to an exhibition of an artist's life's work in 1932, most famously for Picasso’s Retrospective of the same year.
Picasso had been represented by a gallery 32 years before he had his first retrospective exhibition.
Van Gogh was 11 years dead before he got his first.
Even Damien Hirst was 49, 15 years out of art school and 9 years from having won the prestigious Turner Prize before he had his first retrospective.
But why wait?
Our generation does not wait for 30 years to reflect on our experiences. We do it immediately. We rate restaurants on Yelp while still at the table. We reminisce about photos taken last night. This retrospective is meant to be premature. By not waiting we acknowledge how technology is altering our reflection process.
You know this is just the beginning, but that’s sort of the point.
You are an early adopter. And you get this. In tech we are used to seeing our products rapidly evolve. Reflection becomes an almost instantaneous process.
Don’t live near San Francisco or can’t make the show?
I have also published a Year Zero _g Magazine available for purchase. This 70-page full-color magazine details the year in review and includes full color prints of many of my best paintings, interviews with collectors, and highlights other great local artist I think you should check out. It’s great for your coffee table.
As always, open bar wine and beer are included with a ticket so come early and stay late!
Space is more limited than my last show and tickets may not be available at the door.
When & Where
Gretchen (Andrus) Andrew
London-based, American artist Gretchen (Andrus) Andrew started painting in San Francisco after becoming convinced that the internet can teach you anything. Her hybrid practice combining cutting edge technologies with traditional oil painting has received attention from The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, The V&A Museum, The British Film Institute, The Lumen Prize for Digital Art, The British Arts Council, and The San Francisco Chronicle. In 2012 Gretchen was selected to be part of Google’s “Glass Explorer Program” based on her interest in using the hands-free-wearable technology to share her artistic process. Films recorded through wearable technology link the moment of her painting’s inspiration with their creation in the studio. Her work and research explore how sharing and structuring data impact the viewer’s relationship with and ability to make meaning from her paintings. She trains in London with the artist Billy Childish.