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[ A warm grey, somewhat glossy shape fills the majority of the frame with a curved white lining toward the bottom. Beneath this shape is a painterly spread of an orange color. ]

Katria Foster

Warm Gray Crescent , 2015

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Cibachrome on paper
Dimensions: 38 x 25 in. (96.52 x 63.5 cm)
Accession #: 20152496
Department: Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of the State of New York , Purchase of University at Albany Alumni Association Dr. Arthur N. Collins β€˜48 Purchase Award
Related Exhibition:
Flow: Works By Alumni Artists From Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibitions 2009-2017
Object Label:
Warm Gray Crescent was a piece made directly following my time at the University at Albany, SUNY. In this body of photographs, I worked with mundane found and created objects, fashioning them into sets. My process is rooted in the contemplation of the moment. I used the shifting natural light that came into my studio to illuminate and transform each set. In my work I strived to create a space of mystery and wonder, where objects become something more than what they were through distortion and abstraction. In the complexity of distorted space the photographs of this series present the mystery of the convergence of the known and unknown. I created spaces that functioned alternately as flat two-dimensional planes and as three- dimensional fields. The contrast between these spaces was met with additional dualities of clarity and ambiguity, synthetic and natural surfaces, and finite and infinite dimensions. I find this tension engaging when met by a diminishing material reality of my subject, leaving color, light, and space. Through this series, and while I was at the University at Albany, I spent a lot of time discovering how I worked as an artist, what I was drawn to over and over. I no longer build sets in order to create abstract forms, but my practice continues to be rooted in an exploration of light and in quiet contemplation of the world around meβ€” real and created.
– Katria Foster
–Flow: Works By Alumni Artists From Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibitions 2009-2017

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