I am overjoyed to announce that Andrew Hem's next solo show, entitled "Dream But Don't Sleep," will open on March 8th at Merry Karnowsy Gallery.
His largest solo to date, this exhibition marks the culmination of three years of remarkable growth for Andrew, both as a painter and as a human being. His latest collection of dreamlike images is inspired by nostalgia for painting graffiti and b-boying with the D2R crew as a youth, memories of his travels through South America and Southeast Asia, and the beautiful chaos of artists' studios both real and imagined. In this body of work more than ever before, the boldness of his use of color combines with his subtle touch with light and texture to invoke a hauntingly emotional atmosphere. At the moment, Andrew is putting the finishing touches on an installation which will echo the environment in several of the paintings. Make sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend, as you won't be allowed to enter unless you're on their list. I'll see you there!