Hiram College will unveil “A Sense of Place in a Changing Land,” an exhibition featuring the work of Arron Foster on January 31 in the College’s Gelbke Fine Arts Gallery, 12000 Winrock Road in Hiram. The exhibition opens with a 5-7 p.m. reception and Foster will speak about his work at 6 p.m.
For Foster, geographical places and their physical features are sites of memory. The landscape operates as a storehouse for collective memory, creating bonds between place and identity. Each of his projects or series are constructed through a research-based approach to observe, study, and document specific locations in hopes of creating a dialogue between himself and the viewer as an opportunity for shared exploration and interpretation of places. His work exploits an underlying geometry that defines its equilibrium and provides a basis upon which to center and shift forms.
Foster received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and art education from East Carolina University and furthered his education with a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and book arts from the University of Georgia. His work has been featured both nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Media, Ohio University, 4bid Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, CICA Museum in Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy in Wroclaw, Poland, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Museum of Art. He has held academic appointments at the University of Georgia and Kent State University. Currently, he is a visiting artist in printmaking at Ohio University.
Featuring a collection of books, drawings, prints, videos, animations, and instillations, the exhibition will be on display until February 27. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment. Learn more about Arron Foster.
Image Credit: While the earth remains (detail), installation of silkscreened and digitally printed artist books, 2019