With a predilection for both the homogeneity of pattern and the heterogeneity of change Andrew Zarou builds two and three dimensional compositions from found papers, such as graph paper, magazines, technical manuals, etc., plastic, metal, spray-painted paper, wire and wood. This exhibition will feature 30 new pieces from three bodies of work: a series of collages called Flotilla, a series of drawings titled Meditational Flaws and a series of small sculptures known as Mirror Canons.
As a teenager Andrew Zarou was fascinated by the Cold War Era short wave radio transmissions that covert agents used to send coded messages around the world. Inherent in his deep interest in these broadcasts was his lack of understanding. In essence, his ignorance of the meaning of these electronic messages formed the basis of his interest. The random, repetitive lists of numbers and odd tone sequences riveted him as a child and forms the basis for Andrew's visual vocabulary today.