Akron Art Library

Lauren Mckenzie-Noel - Twins - 2018

Andrea Myers - Weathering I - Acrylic on layered paper 15 x 11 in.

About the Artist

Andrea Myers
American, born 1979, Columbus, Ohio;
Lives Columbus, Ohio

“I’m interested in constructing pieces that emulate a weathering process, paralleling everyday subtle shifts, such as peeling paint or sidewalk cracks,” says Andrea Myers. Weathering I comes from Myers’ ongoing series of paper works that challenge the distinctions between two and three-dimensional art. Myers begins by screen printing fields of color onto pieces of paper and then glues them together in a random order, creating a rectangular stack that she then tears into by hand. Tearing into each piece, color combinations emerge, producing a spontaneous composition. This process becomes a form of material excavation, creating dimensionality and giving the work an incredible tactile quality, producing surfaces that suggest something worn away through years of touch and the erosion of time.

Andrea Myers is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University at Stark. Myers has participated in residencies at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan; Fortress Man Textile Symposium in Daugavpils, Latvia; and the Textile Art Center in New York City. She is a recipient of the 2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist Exchange in Dresden, Germany. Myers’ large-scale sculptures have been exhibited in the windows of the Polksy Building at the University of Akron for Curated Storefront. Myers is represented by Hammond Harkins Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.

To view more work by Andrea Myers, visit: andreamyersartist.com