• look me in the eye, 1998
  • look me in the eye, 1998
  • look me in the eye, 1998
  • look me in the eye, 1998

look me in the eye, 1997

produced for Open Studio Residency, Toronto

Vellum woven screen with silkscreen images 9’ x 9’ 

Handbound book - edition of 15

Master printer: Allen Ash

 

look me in the eye captures and isolates the eyes of numerous animals, birds and reptiles. Taken as a vignette, the eye reveals inidividuality, vualnerability and depth. The repetition of eyes becomes an atypical model within the conventions of portraiture and positions the viewer in an eye-to-eye / voyeur to voyeur relationship with the subject. Andison's concept sprung from the notion of "how could you kill something that you could look in the eye."

Exhibition History

Vellum screen     
1997    Visiting Artist Exhibition. Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario


Book        
2012    ANIMAL. Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2012    ANIMAL. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
2011    ANIMAL. Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
2011    ANIMAL. Museum London, London, Ontario 2001 Abattoirs by Artists. Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1998    25. Toronto, Ontario 1997 Visiting Artist Exhibition. Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario