APRIL 18 - MAY 14
works by Andrew Super

  • Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, May 5 / 5-8pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Opening Reception coincides with Art Round Town.

In honor of Portsmouth’s 400th year anniversary, 3S Artspace held an open call for submissions by artists living or working in Portsmouth today. There was no shortage of talent and creativity. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the extraordinary artists selected to exhibit in the Lobby Gallery in 2023. All exhibited works are available for purchase, with revenue supporting both the artists and 3S.

Artist Statement
I have long had a fascination with wild spaces. However, as a midwest kid growing up in the suburbs, the landscape that served as my escape from the doldrums of parochial school and the family chore chart could easily be overlooked or ignored. Indeed, it was this very forgetability that allowed me to become so enamored with these tangled and intractable spaces. As cars and joggers passed by, I blissfully trod through riparian woods and fields that had long been left to fallow. Seemingly alone with the land, I imagined myself an explorer, with each thicket a portal to a new world and every rivulet proof of whatever creation story I had most recently read. The romance of these moments from my youth would crystallize over time as I traveled and immersed myself in as many foreign environments as possible. Rather than dulling, my appreciation for the gnarled and difficult landscapes that surround us through most of our days intensified, albeit with a greater understanding of the complex role the land has played in human history

Andrew Super Bio
Andrew Super is a visual artist whose work is grounded in an exploration of time – specifically how little bits of time come to be understood as personal, cultural, or historical moments. His photographic and print based works take extended periods of time, well beyond what could be understood coherently as moments, and compress them into singular images through various means of mediation. The resulting images question the momentous nature of the subjects, allowing viewers to explore events in remarkably new ways. He received a BFA in Studio Art from Pittsburg State University and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions through the United States, Europe, and China and his work is held in permanent collections in the US and Italy.

Andrew Super currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Fine Arts and Digital Media Technology at Great Bay Community College, where is also the curator for the Gateway Gallery. He reads a lot, walks a lot, and one day will be lucky enough to have a dog.


Generously supported by:

3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.