Lynn Charles Foster
Recent Assemblages in Found Plastic
January 7 - March 22, 2002

foster-skyline.jpg (220735 bytes)Lynn Charles Foster, a Western alumni (BS1971, MA1979), currently teaches at South Salem High School and works as a studio artist in Salem, Oregon.  He also teaches art at Chemeketa Community College.  Using found objects he creates whimsical sculptures that take a thought provoking looks at society's cast offs.  In the artist statement from his web page, he explains his art.foster-tide.jpg (202886 bytes)

“For the past three years I have been making ‘something out of nothing.’  ...I look for objects that have interesting shapes and are likely to be thrown away.  While going through the piles of plastic in my boxes, I begin to see relationships between objects and I get ideas for sculptures.  Sometimes the objects will suggest a specific subject such as an animal or a robot.  Other times, I will see a series of shapes that just ‘work’ together, and I assemble them into an abstract sculpture. The final sculpture may have a “Post Funk” theme, or it may simply be an interesting arrangement of shapes and textures."

Foster has placed a collection box for hard plastic donations in the 1st floor main lobby of the library.  On Monday, February 18th, he will be creating a totem sculpture from the donated plastic from 8:30am - 4:00 p.m. 

Going Overboard

Going Overboard
2000
Plastic

Sun Symbol from the Surfaris Tribe of Lower California and Darting Tongue

Sun Symbol from the Surfaris Tribe of Lower California
2001
Plastic

Darting Tongue
2001
Plastic

Plastec Calendar Plastec Calendar
2000
Plastic

Power Mask from the Lower Abs Tribe and Primary Alien

Power Mask from the Lower Abs Tribe
2001
Plastic

Primary Alien
2001
Plastic

 

LOCATION: 2nd floor gallery
Curator: John Olbrantz, director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University


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