“West Wynd” eclectic art show at Seymour Library

By on April 29, 2019

The Local History Room in the Seymour Library, 161 East Avenue, Brockport, is continuing its display case series with objects related to school events, artists and crafters, civic clubs, Scouts, museums, and others. For April and May, the exhibit is entitled “West Wynd.” It is an eclectic art show with the work of local artist, Andrew Daily.

Andrew’s interest in art began at Brockport High School. “I was always into drawing. When it came time to specializing, I chose art,” he said. “By my senior year I was in three art classes.” He started studies at Daemon College in Amherst.  Then, in 2014 he started MCC with a photography and video major and art minor.  He received his associate degree and transferred to The College at Brockport.  There he received a bachelor’s degree in communication in a program called “media creation,” emphasizing video production. 

“This is my first large scale show,” Andrew said. Asked how he feels about it, he added: “It’s kind of a mixed bag. I am still continuing to explore different ideas and processes in art. Some of it I think I wasted my time on, but it may have been for the learning curve. By making something I wasn’t happy with, I could make my future work better.” His final thought was, “I am happy about it. I’ll be happy if someone sees my work and likes it.”  

(Running concurrently, a section of the Local History Room called “Spotlight On” features local therapy dogs.) 

Andrew sits with some of the objects that will appear in the display cases at Seymour Library and explains how they are crafted. He is wearing one of his pieces, a jacket made out of large-diameter hemp twine tied in knots. The large green item is a vase featuring abstract paint. The base is made of cardboard with papier mache over, painted and covered with a substance to make it shine. The sections are framed with cardboard strips, covered with papier mache and painted. In the foreground are colored paintings made with water and swirls of paint. The lighter pieces lying flat are made from white paint on plastic; over it dots of ink mixed with isopropyl alcohol branch out from the chemical reaction. With variations in each, the three boxes are made from double-layer cardboard and wrapped with abstract painting on paper.  Painted popsicle sticks make a frame around the sides. About the four books standing, Andrew said, “I learned bookbinding at college and kind of went wild with it,” Andrew said. “The three larger ones are sketch books, made with blank paper. The smaller one is an old science fiction novel from bargain bin that I wrapped.” Photo by Dianne Hickerson

Andrew sits with some of the objects that will appear in the display cases at Seymour Library and explains how they are crafted. He is wearing one of his pieces, a jacket made out of large-diameter hemp twine tied in knots. The large green item is a vase featuring abstract paint. The base is made of cardboard with papier mache over, painted and covered with a substance to make it shine. The sections are framed with cardboard strips, covered with papier mache and painted. In the foreground are colored paintings made with water and swirls of paint. The lighter pieces lying flat are made from white paint on plastic; over it dots of ink mixed with isopropyl alcohol branch out from the chemical reaction. With variations in each, the three boxes are made from double-layer cardboard and wrapped with abstract painting on paper. Painted popsicle sticks make a frame around the sides. About the four books standing, Andrew said, “I learned bookbinding at college and kind of went wild with it,” Andrew said. “The three larger ones are sketch books, made with blank paper. The smaller one is an old science fiction novel from bargain bin that I wrapped.” Photo by Dianne Hickerson