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PREVIEW IN PRINT | FEATURE: Tori Foster: Traces of Beings

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016

COVER IMAGE: Alden Mason, Salmon Totem (2000), acrylic on canvas [Foster/White Gallery, Seattle WA, Sep 1-24]











Alden Mason: Selected Works
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle WA – Sep 1-24, 2016

Zimoun
Contemporary Calgary, Calgary AB – Sep 15-Nov 6, 2016

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC – May 10-Oct 16, 2016

Bharti Kher: Matter
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC – Jul 9-Oct 10, 2016

Khan Lee: “hyung-nae-ne-gi”
Republic Gallery, Vancouver BC – Sep 9-Oct 22, 2016

Out of Sight
Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC – Sep 10-Nov 6, 2016

Tori Foster: Traces of Beings
Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB – Sep 3-Oct 22, 2016

Andreas Bunte: Erosion
SFU Gallery, Burnaby BC – Sep 13-Nov 18, 2016
Martine Syms: Borrowed Lady
Audain Gallery, Vancouver BC – Oct 13-Dec 10, 2016
Marianne Nicolson: Oh, How I Long For Home
Teck Gallery, Vancouver BC – May 14-Apr 29, 2017

Russell Childers: Oregon Outsider
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem OR – Jul 30-Oct 23, 2016

Mowry Baden: Toroidal Yodel
Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC – Sep 9-Oct 8, 2016

Peter Shostak: 125 Years of Ukrainian Culture
West End Gallery, Victoria BC – Sep 10-22, 2016

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau: 5 Tableaux (It Bounces Back)
Or Gallery, Vancouver BC – Sep 10-Oct 29, 2016

Josh Kline: Freedom
Portland Art Museum, Portland OR – Jul 23-Nov 13, 2016

Deborah Koenker: Grapes and Tortillas
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC – Jul 16-Oct 30, 2016

Big Picture: Art After 1945
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA – Jul 23-ongoing

Bharti Kher: Matter
BHARTI KHER: MATTER

Peter Shostak: 125 Years of Ukrainian Culture
PETER SHOSTAK

Andreas Bunte: Erosion/Martine Syms: Borrowed Lady/Marianne Nicolson: Oh, How I Long For Home
MARIANNE NICOLSON

Out of SightOUT OF SIGHT

Tori Foster: Traces of Beings
TORI FOSTER

Russell Childers: Oregon Outsider
RUSSELL CHILDERS

Alden Mason: Selected Works
ALDEN MASON

Big Picture: Art After 1945
BIG PICTURE

DEPARTMENTS

Vignettes – quick takes on current shows: Alberta, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington

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Laurence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories

Catalogue Reviews
Interesting catalogues from recent shows as well as archived catalogues.

Gregg Simpson, Flight to Tangiers

Confessions of
an Art Appraiser

The Case of the Solitary Surrealist

Why Paper Discolours (Part 1)

Conservator's Corner Why Paper Discolours (Part 1)

Audain Art Museum

Gallery Views
Audain Art Museum

Bill Barlett, Love Letter

Behind the Scenes
The Art of the Stamp: a Victoria, BC Love Story

Kim Rorschach: Seattle Art Museum Director

Behind the Scenes
Kim Rorschach: Seattle Art Museum Director

The Life and Art of David Marshall

Unheralded Artists
The Life and Art of Ina D.D. Uhthoff

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Tori Foster, Continuous New York

Tori Foster, Continuous New York (2012) 5-channel installation [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Sep 3-Oct 22]

Tori Foster: Traces of Beings

Esplanade Art Gallery
Medicine Hat AB – Sep 3-Oct 22, 2016

Tori Foster, Copper Beech

Tori Foster, Copper Beech (2012), photograph [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Sep 3-Oct 22]

Tori Foster, Japanese Maple

Tori Foster, Japanese Maple (2012), photograph [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Sep 3-Oct 22]

The past quarter century has seen a shift in what we think of when we think of photography. Like painting, which has outlived its obituaries, photography is no longer the product of boxed light and liquid chemicals but a shorthand for images manufactured through digital means. While contemporary artists like Jeff Wall have taken the medium to specific ends, artists like Tori Foster participate in myriad “lens-based” conversations.

Foster’s current exhibition features a range of photo-based works, from multiple perspective montages like Japanese Maple (2012), where the photographer “orbits” her “primary” source, to 5-channel installations like Continuous New York (2012), which allows the sleepless city to be absorbed “in its entirety while maintaining connection with the experience of individual place(s).”

Unlike photography’s earliest practitioners, who documented the world as it existed in that instance, Foster and Wall see their initial images closer to beginnings than as ends in themselves. For Foster, “captured imagery is treated as data, subject to a series of actions, and represented to expose alternate information inherent to, but not visible in, the original dataset.” Put another way, while technology has made it easy for us to take great pictures, not all of us can make them.”

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Michael Turner
























Tori Foster, Downtown

Tori Foster, Downtown (2014), photographic composite [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Sep 3-Oct 22]

Tori Foster, Eight Street Car Shelters (Night)

Tori Foster, Eight Street Car Shelters (Night) (2013), photographic composite [Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat AB, Sep 3-Oct 22]


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