‘Sincerely, COLGATE’ is the first Solo Exhibition of Crawford College of Art and Design graduate Andrew McSweeney.
Categorised exclusively as a ‘painting exhibition’, McSweeney presents formal arrangements consisting of video, projection, neon light and raw materials; which subsequently force the surfaces of the gallery in to the context of one large painting. Reaching beyond chromatic value, McSweeney pursues perfection while simultaneous acknowledging the futility of this endeavour. The joviality of ‘Sincerely, COLGATE’ seeks to contemplate what painting could be rather than should be.
Andrew McSweeney is TACTIC Sample-Studios, in conjunction with CrawfordCollege of Art and Design, Graduate Residency Award winner 2015.
Text by Aoife Power, Curatorial Graduate Residency Award winner 2015, from the accompanying catalogue.