The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by Visiting Printmaking Faculty, Arron Foster on view October 29 – November 23 in Ohio University’s Trisolini Gallery located on the 4th floor in the Baker Center.
An artist’s lecture and reception will be held Thursday, November 7. The lecture will be in Baker room 366 which is the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center, from 5-6pm and a reception from 6-8pm will follow in Trisolini Gallery.
Arron Foster is an interdisciplinary artist whose creative research involves the production of artists’ books, prints, drawings, videos, animations and installations that consider how our perception and experience of place is mediated by time, change and memory. For him, geographical places and their physical features are sites of memory and the landscape operates as a storehouse for collective memory, creating bonds between place and identity. Each of his projects or series are arrived at through a research-based approach to observing, studying, and documenting specific locations with the hope of creating a dialogue between himself and the viewer that provides an opportunity for the shared exploration and interpretation of places. He 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.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at many respected art galleries and museums including, 4bid Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy, Wroclaw, Poland, The New York Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL, The Mary R. Koch Arts Center, Wichita, KS, The Beatrice M. Haggerty Galleries, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX, The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA and the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON. Arron’s research has been awarded highly competitive grants from Kent State University, The University of Georgia and the Southern Graphics Council International. He has held academic appointments at the University of Georgia and Kent State University and is currently the Visiting Artist in Printmaking at Ohio University, Athens, OH.
Trisolini Gallery, located on the 4th Floor of the Baker Center, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and is free and open to the public.
This College of Fine Arts event is made possible through support from Arts for Ohio.