March 8 - October 5, 2014
Beacon Institute Gallery at 199 Main Street
Foster explores waters from the powerful, dramatic fjords of Norway to the urban, industrialized Hudson River, to discover the complex interaction of color, light and energy intrinsic to earth’s most essential element in her exhibit, Water Way. Foster brings her continuing series to Beacon Institute having her fifth solo Water Way exhibition at the Fischbach Gallery in New York City in May 2013. Always moving water, using oils, she applies layers of complex colors to canvas, creating a visual vibrancy that embodies her deep connection with water, evoking its urgent challenges.
In 2011, Foster guest-curated and exhibited her work in the Value of Water art exhibition at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The work of over 40 visual artists anchored a year-long focus on water issues with extensive programming including performance arts and advocacy groups. Foster’s curation posed the query ‘how might art impact human action?’ The answers came through an overwhelming response which increased awareness of water issues for the 500,000 visitors who experienced the Value of Water exhibit during the six months it was installed throughout the Cathedral.
Water, to Foster, is our most intimate medium, which allows for a universal connection. While it can evoke stillness, power or turbulence, it is vulnerable to human nature. By nurturing our relationship with water through her art, Foster seeks to be part of the movement to protect it.