Art by Andy Farkas
“I am lucky. As a child I was allowed opportunities of experience that allowed for a freedom of being that only comes with childhood. Even today I like to imagine myself as a Peter Pan figure. My longing to never grow up has transformed into a longing to retain a portion of innocence that will allow me to float lightly through the world. I wish that for all people—children especially. The poverty of our society has a tendency of robbing the lightness of being associated with childhood. The more opportunity for wings the better—I am thankful for OpenDoors.”
Andy Farkas has been a beloved part of Art Affair for the past three years. He is a print and book artist who has been studying and developing his craft for over a decade. His work has been exhibited internationally and nationwide in numerous galleries and institutions, from which he has received accolades in the form of guest lectures, visiting artist workshops as well as artist residencies for the development of further projects. In addition to his work in the media of woodcut, wood engraving, drypoint, etching and book design, Farkas has also written the accompanying literature for each of his books. His work can be found at Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC, Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA, Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN, Watson McRea Gallery, Sanibel, FL, Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, PA.