at Circuit 12 Contemporary through November 15th
by Todd Camplin  

This year Grand Rapid, Michigan’s ArtPrize shocked many with a consensus on the winner
Anila Quayyum Agha; Andrea Myers’ installation with Jeffrey Haase also presented an
impressive piece that engaged viewers from many different angles. But if you couldn’t
visit Michigan, Andrea Myers has a solo show at Circuit 12 Contemporary this month.
I sat down with Myers for a few minutes before her opening and I got some interesting
insight into the work.
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Although much of her cut-out work in frames are her prints on paper; she, like me, felt these
works were invoking the language of paintings. But as I reflect on whole show, Myers really is
a fibers/hybrid forms artist. Even the works on paper celebrate the tear of the material. Her
prints and found paper play with the surface, and is part of the reason my first impression
was that these works were like paintings. Any in her Hollow Series seem akin to Post Minimalism,
which have stark white areas hand ripped to expose the next several layers. The Ripple Series
reflects the effect an object might make dropped in water.   
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Andrea Myers is a recycling true believer when it come to her work. Myers told me she never
really throws anything away, but rather incorporates her leftovers into expansive works like

create a narrative of color and tears. The show will be up until 15 November at Circuit 12