Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6 from 2 - 4 pm.
Kastner spent the summer of 2018 painting at a landfill in Haliburton, Ontario. Sitting on the side of a hill made of the accumulated decades of refuse, she painted the landscape of unwanted goods.
"I was thinking of the way these mountains of stuff are an accidental construction of our times, a shadow city built beside the one we live in. On one hand is the urban landscape built with the things we chose, and here was the landfill, carved by the negative space of our desires."
Andrea Kastner is a Canadian painter whose work focuses on the overlooked corners of urban spaces and the sacred nature of rejected things. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (2006) and an MFA from the University of Alberta (2012). She currently teaches at Binghamton University (SUNY).
Her work has been shown in galleries across Canada, including solo shows at Harcourt House (Edmonton), the Kamloops Art Gallery, Galerie McClure (Montreal), and ODD Gallery (Dawson City), and group shows at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Esker Foundation (Calgary), The Art Gallery of Windsor and Vorres Museum (Athens). She has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields foundation, the BC Arts Council, the Ontario Arts council and the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2012 was a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She has participated in residencies at the University of Windsor, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Haliburton School of Art.