Mercury 20 Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition in a series of two-week installations made specifically for the gallery’s front window: Cabinet of Curiosity, recent drawings by Andrea Brewster. Because of viewing limitations due to the current Shelter-In-Place mandate, the exhibitions in the series are designed to be safely viewed from outside the gallery, on the sidewalk or in one’s car.
For the Mercury 20 window, Brewster has developed a new body of work, entitled Cabinet of Curiosity. This installation will consist of a series of intimate drawings on translucent vellum paper. The drawings are created by scratching into the surface of the vellum, which leaves behind white lines that are raised on one side and a subtle gradation of tone. In making these drawings, Brewster states that she is “captivated by the act of mark-making, with its ritualistic and repetitive nature”
Artist Name: ANDREA BREWSTER
About Artist: Andrea Brewster graduated cum laude with a BA in Sculpture from Pomona College, Claremont, California and obtained her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. In 1993 she received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for Works on Paper. She has exhibited her artwork throughout the Bay Area, including solo shows at the Lab, and Southern Exposure, and in group shows at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, The Oakland Museum, New Langton Arts, and the Peninsula Museum. In 2017 her work was included in an exhibition devoted to Tatting, at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles.