January 07 - February 11, 2017
Kim Foster Gallery is pleased to present “Winterfell” a group exhibition inspired by the cold blustery season, politics and the medieval fantasy Game of Thrones.
Dan Hernandez creates a world in which mythological and religious iconography coexist with video game imagery. He blurs boundaries, rearranges hierarchies and calls into question our notions of iconography, collectibles and devotion. Christian Faur’s work deconstructs and transforms. He creates computer systems that convert code into an infinite set of possibilities of color, pattern, and tonality. His unique crayon process suggests element from both high and low culture. D Dominick Lombardi’s series “Tatooed Tokyo” combine the destructive/creative approach of graffiti with the aesthetics of the tattoo. The works consist of a linear design painted over a completed, sometimes abandoned painting. They mark an end of one way of thinking and begin a new path of esthetic release. Will Kurtz uses standard “classic” techniques to mold, form and breathe life into his subjects. Newspaper and magazine advertising are magically transformed like alchemy into street people and rambunctious animals.
Jim Toia manipulates nature. He takes advantage of the way in which mushrooms drop their spores, corralling them to make incredibly complex visual networks of swirling, twisting, and indefinable imagery. Blanche Nettles Powers’ inspiration is similar, but her outcome is more ethereal. The surface appears to be an even translucent layer, but in reality is comprised of hundreds of different sized strokes and markings. Moon Beom’s paintings conjure a mystical world of mountains, cliffs, rivers, and forests that materialize from complex abstractions. This world could be anywhere between welcoming and treacherous. Similarly, Margaret Evangeline’s paintings are a result of devotion to the vulnerabilities of the discovery process, of finding one’s way to significant content through maintaining a stance of openness to failure.
Our House of Winterfell is a struggle with the elements, dark forces, survival and enlightenment.