' Current Exhibitions - Kim Foster Gallery
Current Exhibition
a once imagined ocean – David McQueen
September 11 - October 11, 2014

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We are pleased to announce David McQueen’s first solo exhibition at the Kim Foster Gallery. McQueen’s work uses nautical imagery and hand fabricated maritime objects to explore the emotional currents that underlie our physical world. The wood and brass objects that he has painstakingly re-created for this exhibition, though formally familiar, serve far less familiar functions. They search and want and need and surge. They are an ocean themselves, but not the one we know. More rightly, they are “a once imagined ocean.”

The sea has long stood as a symbol for all things greater than us. Its vastness inspires both ambition and humility. Almost in defiance of the centuries of study, navigation and exploration, its actual mysteries not only remain, but also deepen, while its allegorical life continues to thrive.“ (A) once imagined ocean” draws from that enigmatic space between science and romance. Many of the objects, though traditional in their construction, have abandoned their classical forms to declare new identities with stranger purposes. It is here that lighthouses become lovers; wooden boats stretch and swarm like schools of fish, and nautical instruments become pathways to our emotional selves.

Upcoming Exhibition
Mezzogiorno – Antonio Petracca
October 16 - November 15, 2014