Dec 1 - Jan 28
At Var Gallery on 2nd
Var Gallery presents the 10th annual Var Studios collective exhibition. Var Studios is host to seventy artists in residence working across disciplines from drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, film, video, photography, illustration, poetry, spoken word, and mixed-media. This exhibition highlights twenty of our studio artists and their most recent works.
Liala Amin, Emma Daisy Gertel, Andrea Dolter, Melissa Dorn, Jody Emery, Ellie Garry, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Reagan Glaser, Reece Howell, David Najib Kasir, Nykoli Koslow, Abi Logsdon, Olivia Lorber, Lennis Mathews, Reagan Mulvey, Brendan Murphy, Jason VanRoo, K.E. Schaffer, Michelle Schilling, Brian Schneider
FOSTER OWEN ATKINSON
October 7 - December 3
Opening Reception Oct 7, 6-9PM
At Var Gallery on 5th
Var Gallery is pleased to present, “Creature Feature”, a solo exhibition of new works by Foster Owen Atkinson.
"Drawing heavily on my childhood obsessions, Dinosaurs, movie monsters, bugs, demons and all manner of creatures, this work comes from what I see as a primeval need to put faces on the various excitements and angsts of being. In the raw and elementary processes of deconstruction and reconstruction I feel like a kind of Dr. Frankenstein, chasing a spark of life in the object I’m working on so it in turn can spark something in me. Here I put the full range of my mad scientist whims on display, from the colossal and menacing to the cute and companionship-oriented. It all bubbles up from the same place."
Foster Owen Atkinson (born Nov. 1998) spent most of his time growing up in Norman and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before moving to St. Louis to attend college at Webster University. He always pursued art but was able to grow in his practice rapidly during the COVID-19 ,pandemic. He works and maintains a studio space in St. Louis.