Andrew MacDonald presents figurative and abstract sculpture with knitted textiles produced on a low-tech knitting machine. Andrew began using knitted textiles, sweaters specifically, because he was interested in their figurative, sculptural, haptic qualities as well as the wide range of designs and colour patterns he could employ. Observing baroque and modern figurative sculpture that are dramatic and theatrical, Andrew's sculptures in this installation also reference monumental narratives.
Born in Peterborough Ontario, Andrew MacDonald graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2001 and recently received a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Western Ontario. Reconfiguring and manipulating materials and objects at an early age, he enjoyed taking apart and rebuilding bikes, wooden products like furniture as well as audio equipment and clothing. This process of dissection and reassembly of everyday materials and objects remains a part of his practice as an artist. Currently living and working in London Ontario, MacDonald produces figurative and abstract sculptures and installations through the medium of knitted textiles and sweaters.