Andrea Pinheiro (b. 1982, Vancouver, BC) is an artist and curator working in photography, print, mixed media, paint, video and installation. She has exhibited across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Its All Gone Pear Shaped at Open Studio in Toronto, Bomb Book at Presentation House Gallery, and the Canadian Digital Print exhibition at the Novosibirsk Graphic Art Triennial, (Russia) and Not Photographs, a two-person exhibition with Damien Moppett at Satellite Gallery in Vancouver. She has completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and a curatorial residency at the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver. She completed a Diploma of Studio Art at White Mountain Academy of the Arts in Elliot Lake, and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Algoma University and is also the director of 180 Projects, an experimental exhibition space. Pinheiro currently lives and works in Sault Sainte Marie, Canada.
This body of work developed as an intersection between painting and photography. The foundation of these works are pinhole photographs, images shot in the intimacy of a private residence, which are developed as unique photographic prints. These prints are then painted on, scanned, and enlarged, outputting the final image. By increasing the size of the original prints, Pinheiro transforms the small gestures made in the studio and the marks and physicality of the photographic prints themselves into more accessible and perceptible images that exist in scale of the body of the viewer, mirroring and enhancing the sense of physical intimacy with the work.
This series embodies issues around painting, photography and digital technology, making the images inherently about the lineage of artistic process over time. By compressing all three mediums into a single image, time collapses onto itself and the history of each medium is combined in to a single new artwork. The works further act as a form of translation that involves both an active listen and an active response to the photographic image and the artwork.
July 13 – August 12, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday July 13, 2013 / 3 – 6pm
777 Richmond Street West
Monday, Friday, and Saturday: 12pm-4pm, and by appointment.