Into the DeepStephen Maine
In her synecdochic paintings of the restless surfaces of rivers, lakes and seas, Fredericka Foster construes water in motion as all that is vital to the living world. Those surfaces—whether turbulent, languid, or something between—recede into pictorial space as the viewer’s eye moves from the bottom edge of the painting toward the top, exerting a dynamic counterpoint to the picture plane itself. But whatever the character of the waves, ripples and eddies that fill the frame, they are... + Read More
Carter Ratcliff - An Aqueous Cosmology: The Art of Fredericka FosterCarter RatcliffRhythms fill Fredericka Foster’s paintings of water. Or that is what I am tempted to say after a glance around a roomful of her paintings. Then, when I focus on a single canvas and look for its defining pattern, I see none—no equivalent to the strict regularities of a Minimalist grid or an Op Art design. In short, no rigidity. These are pictures of flow, of current and cross-current. Their rhythms are liquid, which is to say: the moment a rhythm begins, it reaches beyond itself. To see... + Read More
This movie shows the steps involved in bringing water to life on the canvas.
Article 31: Take Action
Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance.
March 8 - October 5, 2014 - Beacon Institute Gallery at 199 Main Street - Beacon, NY
Portrait by Andrew Gladstone
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.
Creative Process: Artist Dialogue with Fredericka Foster and special musical guests - Saturday, April 12
Renowned artist Fredericka Foster will share thoughts on the creative process behind her exhibiton Saturday, April 12 at 5 pm -- a Beacon Second Saturday -- at
Beacon Institute's Gallery at 199 Main Street. As music plays a key
role in her experience while painting, Foster will be joined by musical
guests Motherlode Trioand Red will both be playing for a special celebration of inspiration.
In Water Way*, 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. 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.
Bird's-eye views of local and international waterways were the subject of these eight oil paintings by Fredericka Foster. Ranging from calming images of swaying river tides to misty; rushing falls, the pieces evoked water's dynamism as well as its tranquility.
The effects of light informed many of the works. In Lake Union (2013), one of the most eye catching pieces in the show, the sun's ochre and tawny-yellow reflections glinting off choppy, blue-gray waves cause the water to appear ethereal and dreamlike. And in The Golden Hour (2012), rippling, light-blue water melds with pale-gold reflections, recalling the color palette of Monet's "Water Lilies" paintings. A similar effect is achieved in Fjord III (2013), in which shades of green and aquamarine are woven together with crystal blue.
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what
experts label the most important political and environmental issue of
the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building
crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces
many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab,
while begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?"
Don’t Drink and Drill! - Anti-Fracking CampaignDamascus Citizens for Sustainability
Don’t Drink and Drill! is a subway ad campaign that can be seen all over NYC subway stations, commissioned by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (DCS), to inform New York City against the danger of hydraulic fracturing.
This infographic is part of... + Full Story
Toxic Water: Across Much of ChinaCircle of Blue
By Nadya Ivanova - Circle of Blue
JINAN, Shandong — The horizon gleams with a golden hue from the wheat fields that spread in all directions here in Shandong, a prime food-growing province on the lower reaches of the Yellow River. As hundreds of farmers spread the wheat like massive carpets to... + Full Story
10 Things You Should Know About Water Circle of Blue
How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday?
How many people lack even basic access to clean water? Circle of Blue’s
newest infographic aims to answer these questions and many more.
With 6,000 children dying every day... + Full Story