Abstract Earth Gallery

SculpturePainting & DrawingFiber and Paper
 

Keith Foskin

Artist's Statement  ::
My work suggests that within the physicality of art, emphasized through the nonverbal sensual plane of mark making, color, and surface, lies the origins of sociopolitical transformation; painting as being is always at odds and in opposition to ideological structures of thought. The narrational thematic premise is how power and domination is far more internal than external, a tacit acceptance of such, and complicity in the manufacture and maintenance of institututional power. My work also suggests that the physicality of being is represented by the physicality of painting, through its concomitant mystery, incompleteness, and uncanniness; such unconceals the one-dimensional character of contemporary society and the tendency to acquiescence dominate ideologies. Ideology, through its very nature, cloaks the conundrum of being - an essential of/to dissent.

Pieces by Keith Foskin:


* Some of these artworks may not be for sale.

Selected Exhibitions:  ::
“EMPIRE” - computer transformed images Strategies: Journal of Culture and Politics (published by the Department of Political Science, UCLA. Distributed worldwide by Carfax Publishing Limited, Oxfordshire, UK.) Fall 2003
“ART AND DISSENT; FROM LOCALITIES TO GLOBAL EXPOSURE” National Coalition Against Censorship New York, NY Fall 2003
War + Iraq + International Poster Exhibition http://war.miniaturegigantic.com/gallery16.html Summer/Fall 2003 “BRAINBOX - SEX IS ART” - computer transformed images The Other Side Arts Denver, CO April 2003
“NARRATIVE AND ABSTRACT” The Vault Fort Collins, Colorado February 2003
“SNAFU” The Bug Theatre Denver, Colorado April 2002
"IN OPPOSITION" - computer transformed images Strategies: Journal of Culture and Politics (published by the Department of Political Science, UCLA. Distributed worldwide by Carfax Publishing Limited, Oxfordshire, UK.) Spring 2002
"LOVE & RAGE" Directions Gallery - Fort Collins, CO March 2002
DIFFERENTIAL RELATIONS College of Liberal Arts Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO May 2001 - September 2001
"THEORY IN DIALOGUE” (cover) Strategies: Journal of Culture and Politics (published by the Department of Political Science, UCLA. Distributed worldwide by Carfax Publishing Limited, Oxfordshire, UK.) Spring 2000
COLORADO PAINTERS & SCULPTORS EXHIBITION Traveling Exhibition Nicolaysen Museum - Casper, WY December 1996 - January 1997
THE SELECT - BEST OF COLORADO AND WYOMING BIENNIAL 1996 Juried by Barbara Rogers One West Art Center - Fort Collins, CO January - February 1997
"LOOKING INTO PEOPLE" Alliance For The Varied Arts Bullen Center - Logan, UT February 1996
THE COLORADO AND WYOMING BIENNIAL 1996 Juried by Barbara Rogers One West Art Center - Fort Collins, CO January - February 1996
CSU ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY EXHIBITION Hatton Gallery - Fort Collins, CO October 1995
"PAINT FICTION" Directions Gallery - Fort Collins, CO September 1995
"JUST WEST OF POST-MODERNISM" Sierra Nevada College Art Center - Incline Village, NV September – October 1992