Andrew Sexton's work is comprised entirely of portraits, both complex sculptural pieces and witty and wry drawings. Portraiture has a long history in art, yet Sexton manages to look at portraiture in a new way - incorporating kinetic sculpture, interactive pieces, performance and relics as broad ranging as car doors, tequila and blocks of cheese. In addition -- his works on paper bring together cartoons, narrative storytelling and obsessive detail.
When I began doing portraits it just started pouring out of me. I realized that I have all kinds of stories, experiences, and emotions tied to my relationships with my family and friends that can be used as sources of imagery, material and inspiration. And if nothing else, I’m happy to use my artistic voice to celebrate the quirks, talents, and eccentricities of all these people. The portraits are a way to direct all my notions about art-making into something tangible
-- Andrew Sexton, February 2006
Andrew Sexton received his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2005. This is his first solo exhibition in New York.
Additionally – on the night of the opening there will be performances to accompany several of the portraits.