ENGAGE Projects is pleased to present CALIBRATION MATRIX, a solo show featuring new sculptural works in glass by Andrew Bearnot. This exhibition draws on Bearnot’s background in materials science and glassworking, introducing a vocabulary of forms which extend the artist’s investigation of calibration as a formal, philosophical, and political subject. Constantly shifting when viewed from different perspectives, the glass objects point to Bearnot’s interest in queer phenomenology and metaphysics.
Andrew Bearnot (b. 1986, New York) is an artist, educator, and self described materialist. Bearnot explores moments of transcendence in the everyday, thinking with and through the substance of things. He received an MFA from the University of Chicago and dual undergraduate degrees from Brown University (BS) and the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA). Bearnot was a Fulbright fellow in Sweden and has been an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Marble House Project (Dorset, VT), and Creative Glass Center of America (Millville, NJ). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: MSU Broad Museum (East Lansing, MI), Currents 826 (Santa Fe, NM), The Arts Club of Chicago, The University Club of Chicago, Roots and Culture (Chicago, IL), and The Leather Archives and Museum(Chicago, IL).