Coughlan to map out new art at Finder’s Fayre, Sept. 1

Art by Andy Coughlan

“Cartography” by Andy Coughlan


BEAUMONT — Artist Andy Coughlan will unveil a new collection of artworks beginning 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 1, at Finder’s Fayre Antiques, located at 1485 Calder in Beaumont. The show will be on display through Oct. 6.

“I have been working over the summer to create a series of 24 drawings that are inspired by the idea of ancient cartography,” Coughlan said. “The idea is that the abstracts are actually old maps that plot spiritual and burial sites from ancient times — these sites form the foundation of civilization.”

Coughlan said the work incorporates images and symbols that he worked with more than 20 years ago.

“I had the idea that I if I was going back in time, then maybe I should dig up some artistic ‘bones’ of my own,” he said. “It has really been a wonderful experience to mix the old with my current style. I think the work is very clearly my current style, but it has strong nostalgic elements as well.

“I am excited for people to see it.”

Coughlan will also have a few paintings, and all of the work will be on display for the first time.

“There is nothing here that anyone will have seen before,” he said. “So I hope people are intrigued and want to see the latest work.”

For more information, call Finder’s Fayre at 409-833-7000 or visit the Facebook event page.