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Canada House presents: Andrew Salgado: TEN

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Canada House, Trafalgar Square, SW1Y 5BJ
Pall Mall Entrance, free admission (security screening in place)

13 January – 28 February 2017
Monday to Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

20 Years by Andrew SalgadoThe Canada Gallery is delighted to present Andrew Salgado: TEN - a new exhibition celebrating the work of one of Canada’s most promising young artists.
Andrew’s bold, large scale figurative paintings have garnered him a reputation as “one to watch” by influential art critics in both the United Kingdom and North America.
His work defies categorization, deftly weaving between figuration and abstraction with bold, gestural brushwork and obsessive mark-making, incorporating collage, mixed-media, and, in his most recent works, hand-stitched canvases.

This exhibition, TEN, celebrates the artist's career thus far, exhibiting a modest selection of his work from 2006-2016 and is curated by David Liss of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.

It coincides with the publication of Andrew’s first monograph, TEN, and is presented at Canada House by his lead-representing gallery, Beers London.

Both the book and exhibition aim to represent some of the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of the artist ‘coming-of-age’, growing up in an at times hostile world – to show how he has not only matured and evolved as an artist, but also as a person.

Andrew Salgado and Beers London would like to thank all who graciously loaned their works from private collections around the world for this exhibition.

The Canada Gallery's ongoing programme is generously supported by the Dahdaleh Foundation, chaired by Victor Phillip Dahdaleh.

Image: 20 Years (2014), oil on canvas with spray, mixed media and collage

About the Artist

Born in the western prairie province of Saskatchewan in 1982, Andrew Salgado received a Bachelor degree at the University of British Columbia (2005) and a Masters degree at Chelsea College of Art (2009). He has exhibited around the world, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, Korea, South Africa and the USA.  In the autumn of 2013 he presented his first museum-based exhibition titled The Acquaintance, at the Art Gallery of Regina, Canada.   Salgado has lived and worked in London, UK since 2008.

About the Curator

David Liss served as Director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art until 2015 and is currently Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Toronto.  David is a contributing editor to Canadian Art magazine and Adjunct Professor at York University in Toronto. He is also a practicing artist in drawing, watercolor and photography. 

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