'for don't we come to art to learn about ourselves?'.

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). 





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