Johnston Foster "Summertime Blues"


poster for Johnston Foster "Summertime Blues"

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In his third solo exhibition at RARE, Johnston Foster continues his signature style of creating sculptures out of discarded materials that he finds strewn across highway medians, tossed into dumpsters, and abandoned in alleys. From this cultural detritus he takes an alchemist's approach in creating work with open-ended narratives and imagery that at once celebrate, critique, and question the fragility and transitory nature of beauty and order in our world. In Summertime Blues, which takes its name from the rebellious rock ’n roll classic about the trials and tribulations of teenage life in the perceived golden age of the 1950s, Foster shines a metaphorical light on worldwide unrest at a time of unprecedented technological advancement and wealth. The themes of social discontent, dissent, uprising, rebellion, and impending chaos permeate the four featured sculptures.



from September 04, 2008 to October 04, 2008


Johnston Foster

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