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Andrew Blythe - Strange Effigy - Satellite Gallery

ANDREW BLYTHE | STRANGE EFFIGY | 13 – 24 August | Opening: Tues 12 Aug 5.30 – 7pm

Andrew Blythe is a gifted self-taught artist whose arresting, rhythmic paintings possess a raw and deeply moving beauty. Over the last few years this
gifted artist’s practice has been prodigious.

A turbulent adolescence saw Andrew in and out of hospital and living hard in Auckland. During this time he would draw with pencil and Indian ink, as an
expression of his experiences and depiction of the downtrodden side of life.

Andrew is not inclined to label or title his paintings, but rather for them to be seen as an ongoing dialogue of “free expression and abstract figurative
composition, to be enjoyed..….I am an empty vessel when I paint”.

Since 2000 his passion for painting has been supported by Toi Ora Live Art Trust, a community arts centre providing studio space and tuition for people
who have experienced mental illness. Andrew has been exhibiting his works over the last six years; Strange Effigy at Satellite Gallery is his first major
solo show.

Strange Effigy exhibition provides a window into this poetic artist’s world.

To see more of Andrew’s work visit his exhibition page at or

Satellite Gallery
Corner of St Benedicts Street and Newton Road (Entrance St Benedict’s St)
Newton, Auckland

(09) 3076416

11.00 – 7.00 Tuesday
11.00 – 5.00 Wednesday - Friday
10.00 – 3.00 Saturday and Sunday
Entry is free to all.

Many Thanks to Kim Crawford Wines!


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