Andy T's Urban Vision 2001-2024 Exhibition
Andy T's Urban Vision 2001-2024 is the first mid-career retrospective of Detroit-based installation artist Andrew W. Thompson, popularly known as "Andy T." As a sculptor, Thompson gives new life to discarded objects such as tires, grocery bags, plastic bottles, and mailing envelopes, thereby integrating questions of environmental, social, and economic sustainability into the context of art. Treating art as a 'fundamental life-organizing principle,' the artist observes, researches, and interprets how everyday items circulate, shape, and express social beliefs and cultural customs, Over the past two decades, Kansas City and Detroit have stimulated an artistic investigation of sociocultural topics such as electoral mapping, fluctuations in money's value, urban planning methods, waste management tactics, food sourcing policies, body image and clothing choices, and the effects of information storage on knowledge growth.
The exhibition is open from January 25 until April 21, 2024. For gallery hours consult: umdearborn.edu/stamelos