Home artnet Artsy

David Andres / Julia Andres
Paintings, Prints and Sculpture


Exhibition: David and Julia Andres: Paintings, Prints and Sculpture
Dates: September 19th – October 15, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Temple Gallery, 330 South Scott Avenue, in the Temple of Music and Art.
The Temple Gallery is managed by Etherton Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-6 p.m. and prior to performances
Contact: Terry Etherton, Hannah Glasston, Daphne Srinivasan
info@ethertongallery.com, 624-7370


The Temple Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of the 2008-2009 season, David and Julia Andres: Paintings and Sculpture, opening September 19 and running through October 15.  An artist reception will be held at the gallery on opening night, Friday, September 19, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Temple Gallery is located at the historic Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701. For more information please contact Etherton Gallery, which manages the Temple Gallery, at (520) 624-7370 or info@ethertongallery.com.

This exhibition marks the first time that the work of the couple has been shown together at the Temple Gallery. While they share an abiding concern for the future of the natural world, they express it using very different artistic vocabularies. Julia Andres’ search for the essence of the land has always been informed by ethnobotany, the study of man’s complex relationship to nature. She is best known for using her poetic eye to create sensually exquisite, patinated bronze sculptures of fruit and vegetables, in earnest reverence of nature’s bounty. Julia’s recent work consists of a series of photogravure polymer plates that combine images of pressed flowers and text. They are based on a hand-made book containing a collection of pressed flowers from the desert, canyon and mountains around Tucson, gathered in 1920 by George E.P. Smith, a sophomore at Tucson High at the time. Smith became a close friend of Julia Andres and gave her the book before he passed away at the age of 96. The images of graceful dried flowers coexist on the page with juvenile handwriting as in Unidentified Pressed Flower Chiricahua Mts. (1920).  Superimposed on the self-conscious efforts of a teenager to understand the natural world as well as conform to the rules of the real one, these ethereal representations by Andres are meditations on life and loss.

David Andres’ work is much more corporeal and relates to the ocean. Andres is best known as an abstractionist who paints by applying drips of acrylic color that pool on his canvas. He is also master of multiple, complicated artistic processes that he uses to explore the larger meaning of man’s role in the devolution and destruction of our oceans. The exhibition showcases his technical virtuosity, presenting a selection of paintings, monotypes, photogravure polymer plates, etchings, and underwater photography. He understands the nuances of each medium and uses each with great efficacy to artistically convey his personal experiences scuba diving. Andres has first hand experience viewing the negative effects of gill netting and dredging that have resulted in the loss of coastal and underwater environments. Entanglement (2007), a zinc etching, is a compelling image of the destruction of sea life through the filter of abstraction. Andres’ surfaces possess a textural quality that bring us closer to his larger investigation into the condition of the plant and animal life of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Coast.

Please join us at the Temple Gallery on Friday, September 19th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at a reception celebrating the opening of David and Julia Andres: Paintings and Sculpture and meet the artists.

Represented in Tucson by Etherton Gallery, Julia and David Andres are available for interviews upon request.  Please contact the gallery at 520-624-7370 or info@ethertongallery.com to schedule an interview or obtain more information about their work.


Julia Andres
Julia Andres received her education at the University of Arizona and Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. Her work has been exhibited widely in Tucson including Temple Gallery, Tohono Chul Park and Davis Dominguez Gallery, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College; as well as the Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska; Amsterdam Gallery, Carmel, California and Portals Gallery, Chicago. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Tucson Museum of Art.

David Andres
David Andres received his BA at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, and an MFA in print making and painting and an MA in arts education at the University of Arizona. His work has been shown widely throughout the state of Arizona, including, Temple Gallery, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona; Flatfile Gallery, Chicago and Harris Gallery in Houston, Texas. His work is in the permanent collection of major public institutions such as the Tucson Museum of Art, the Tampa Museum of Art and the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

Temple Gallery
Located at the historic Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson, the Temple Gallery is a mainstay of the downtown Tucson arts community. The gallery hosts several exhibitions each year featuring painting, sculpture and mixed media by top local and regional artists. The Temple Gallery is located at 330 S. Scott Avenue; regular gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm and before Arizona Theatre Company Performances. For more information, please contact Etherton Gallery, which manages the Temple Gallery at (520) 624-7370 or info@ethertongallery.com.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10am-6pm
and prior to Arizona Theatre Company performances

The Temple Gallery is managed by
Phone: 520-624-7370

at the Temple of Music and Art
330 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, Arizona

Etherton - Temple Gallery