Andrea Nesbitt is a multidisciplinary artist trying to create healing experiences that reach beyond your conscious to your viscera, connecting with the forgotten or buried parts of you. She currently teaches at the Freehand School of Art, Toronto.
Living in constructed environments generates rigid, unnatural molds into which we must fit our natural selves. Though it is a laboured fit, we eventually become accustomed to our static routines, seeing sterility as safe rather than stagnating. Shift leads participants through the potential distress of leaving our manufactured comfort-zones in order to reach a new space where expectations of our surroundings and ourselves can be adjusted.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan