Sat, Oct 07|
Var Gallery 5th Street
"Creature Feature" Foster Owen Atkinson
Var Gallery is pleased to present Foster Owen Atkinson's "Creature Feature," a solo exhibition at our 5th Street location.
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Var Gallery 5th Street, 423 W Pierce St #1704, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
About the Event
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.