'for don't we come to art to learn about
Remove simple everyday objects from their original frame of reference,
give them a new context, and all memory of their initial purpose is
erased. Take two hand-mixers out of the kitchen, have them attacking
each other on the floor like roosters, and all thoughts of flour, mixing
bowls, and batter disappear. It is this de-familiarisation and sense of
playfulness in Andrew Currie's work that makes it so engaging. He
constructs the works, but then allows them to become what they (and the
viewer) want. Having their creator's ego removed from the space,
Currie's creatures welcome interpretation and appropriation. The viewer'
s relationship with the work - as should be with all art - is what
really matters, for don't we come to art to learn about
ourselves?. Shaun Levin (writer).