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ARRON FOSTER
a place between

Artist Statement
As an artist I am concerned with how the physical landscape is transformed into a cognitive one and how personal and public spaces intersect in the stories we tell about a place and the way we choose to represent it. The consequence of this for me as an artist has been that most of the work I do whether its printmaking, book arts, video, or installation begins with a place, a site or location that becomes a jumping off point for my imagination.

Each project or series that I undertake is arrived at through an intuitive, research-based approach to observing, studying, and documenting specific locations with the hope of creating a dialogue between myself and the viewer that provides an opportunity for shared exploration and interpretation of places. I believe that by developing a shared understanding/familiarity with the physical world, we can encourage empathy for the spaces we occupy and perhaps encourage a greater sense of stewardship and care.

Recent projects such as Another Time, Stars to burn, and while the earth remains have been highly invested in looking at specific watersheds, namely the Oconee River in Athens, GA, the Cuyahoga River in NE Ohio, and the Hocking Rivers in Athens, Ohio as  metaphors for time and change as well as sites in need of advocacy as they have been greatly affected by over development and climate change.



Bio
Arron Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Art Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Georgia, Athens Georgia. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has held academic  appointments at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Arron is currently the Inaugural  Teaching Fellow in the Art and Integrative Core program at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.



jennifer rospert
Oneiric Gravitational Impulses

See the full mural at the high street gallery project space


…oneiric gravitational impulses  (6.21) :                               

 This attempt at a non-linear narrative is specifically focused on the experience of (and conflation of) location, space, gravity, and other sensational considerations…

The value (for me) in spatial drawing and gestural mark-making is in the act/process of negotiating an (internal) impulse with the physical act of handling the idiosyncratic elements of a particular surface. Working in a space with four walls is an opportunity to see and conflate imagery that I consider a visual manifestation of the fluctuating sensation(s) of gravity, as experienced in dreaming (and forms of lucidity).

…represented here are specific places, memories (real and dreamt), levitation, propulsion, dragging, falling, wormholingspanning, sinking, pushing, and disintegrating.

....misalignment  :                                  

Drawing is an act of immediacy, where the mark is in metronomic alignment to conscious and abstract thoughts and thought patterns. A quick/gestural mark is an analogic illustration of an internal (brief) moment.

Drawing is a direct documentation of thought -
It advances as a series of thoughts…
…disjointed,
repetitive,
…obsessive,
…fleeting,
…and often fragmented.

Regarding plumbobs…
…space defining mechanisms…
…contained
…measured
… @ seat of embodiment.

Jennifer Rospert
Oneiric Gravitational Impulses, 2021
Drawing Installation
Graphite on Gallery Wall

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