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.
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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.
F R E D E R I C K A F O S T E R
B.A. in Art, University of Washington 1972
Factory of Visual Arts, 1972-3
Inquiries: the artist or www.fischbachgallery.com
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1996-2013
2013 Water Way Fischbach Gallery, New York April 25-May 25
2009 Waterway, Fischbach Gallery, New York Oct. 15 – Nov 14
2006 Waterway, Fischbach Gallery, New York Nov 16-Dec 16
2004 Water Way, Fischbach Gallery, New York Feb 12- March 13
2002 Water Way, Fischbach Gallery, New York March 21-April 20th
1999 From the Ground Up, “Quiet House”, Invitational installation, Duvall, WA, August
1996 Deus/Virus: Transforming the Protease, Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, April-May Transforming the HIV Protease, The Norbert Considine Gallery at Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ, Sept.-Oct.
2012 Value of Water, Cathedral St. John the Divine, NYC 9-22-11-3-25-12
2008 Written on the Wind, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC, Sept. 07-Feb. 08 Places, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY, NY May-June 2008
2004 les Fables de la Fontaine, The Meyerhoff Gallery, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Jan-Mar The Flag Project, (String #5) Rubin Museum, NY, NY - ongoing
2003 Fables: The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, March-April Well heeled, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA Oct-Nov
2002 Mind/Body, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ, April: Kate Somers, Curator les Fables de la Fontaine, Temple University Rome, Italy Nov and
Cenre pour L’art et la Culture, Aix-en-provence, France April 12-28
2001 Turtle Times, Studio D’Ars, Milan, Italy, May-July
2000 Painting 2000, Bumberbiennial, Seattle, WA, curator Matthew Kangas, Sept. Mary Mary, Seattle Undergound Film Festival, October
1999 Gail Chase and Fredericka Foster Shapiro, SOHO 20, New York, New York, July The Wedding, The Limelight, New York City, March
COLLECTIONS Artsbridge and the Lambertville Chamber of Commerce
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY
Merck and Company
Stephen Maine “Into the Deep”, Water Way p. 1-3, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
Carter Ratcliff , “ An Aqueous Cosmology: The Art of Fredericka Foster;” Waterway,
p. 1-6, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
Tricycle Magazine, Vol. XIV No. 4 Summer, reproduction of Norwegian Fjord I, p. 128
Elizabeth Neuman, “Fredericka Foster: Water Way”, NY Arts, April, p. 95
Deloris Tarzan Ament, Iridescent Light; The Emergence of Northwest Art, University of
Washington Press, P. 8
Tricycle Magazine, Vol. IX No. 4 Summer, 2000. Full page reproduction of painting, BUDDHA, p. 18
Galen Films/Romano Productions, The Spiritual Journey: Interfaith Perspectives, several paintings included in the 34 minute video presented to the World Parliment of Religious Leaders by the Auburn Theological Seminary and the Temple of Understanding
Regina Hackett, “Urban artists fill a natural setting with surprises”, Seattle PI,
August 31, Section D
Becca Robinson, "What's Upfront", New Age Magazine, Nov.-Dec., P. 18, artist's photo by Sean Emmerle
Tammy Paolina,"Fighting AIDS, Death through an Artist's Protean Vision", Photography by Nicole Buchenholz; Hunterdon County Democrat,11 April, What's Up? cover and p.3
Wendy Heisler, "Lending a Healing Hand",The Princeton Packet-Time Off, 5 Apr, P.11
"Deus/Virus: at Riverrun, an AIDS-Healing Installation", New Hope Gazette, 21 March, article and photograph P. 18
Digressions on Infection, "le SIDA, theme central de l'exposition d'une artiste americaine…" Sophiapolis, 15 jan.
Delois Tarzan. "Big Apple still big in an art career," The Seattle Times, 31 July, Arts Alive sec. Artist's portrait by Kort Duce
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