Experience Restore by Andrew Ramiro Tirado
Restore is an incredible new contemporary art exhibition, featuring the work of Colorado artist Andrew Ramiro Tirado. Each piece focuses on the aesthetic of the human hand, brought to life through large-scale drawings and intricate sculptures made of reclaimed wood. Come experience Tirado’s art installed and suspended amidst the striking neo-Gothic architecture of the First Presbyterian Church atrium.
Many thanks to collector Chris McGarry for loaning the piece “Paired Hands – Colorado Gray” for this exhibition. Restore was also made possible through the help of studio assistants Kai Hill and Anne MacLeod, who were generously provided by Colorado College Career Center.
This exhibit is made possible by a generous gift from the Harold and Edna White Foundation.
About the Artist
Andrew Ramiro Tirado spent many years doing a variety of work, from building wood strip canoes, fabricating custom props, displays, and sets, to building custom cabinetry.
From 1989 until 1991, Andrew was a studio assistant for the painter Chuck Close in New York, and since 1988, has worked as Seminar Faculty for the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Summer Seminar for high school students.
From 2005–2016, Tirado taught woodworking, ran the Arts and Crafts spring semester adjuncts, and supervised the 3D Arts Facility at the Colorado College, a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs. He was also visiting faculty and taught a sculpture class at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado and had a solo show, entitled Open, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. He currently is a full time studio artist.
Click to watch as the artist shares about the inspiration, thought process, and techniques behind his work during a special Wednesday Night Downtown presentation.