"Andrew is one of the most technically proficient and industrious artists working today. He is the voice of a generation of artists that value technical skill as well as relevant conceptual work. His paintings are meticulous and beautifully crafted and I am honored to have the opportunity to speak on his behalf for this opening. His work regarding skateboarding and the various activities surrounding the sport are particularly powerful to me and, I think, are incredibly significant and important. these works which are here and now are very well timed and speak for the present.