Observations: A Digital Life

“We have an infinite supply of information and yet we cannot read.”

-       R.F. Georgy

 

Titled Observations: A Digital Life, this year's Norwood collection features a variety of works across all mediums and aesthetics. All pieces in this year’s collection are available for purchase through August 2017. For further information, please email andi@fosterartadvising.com.

Available Works

Courtesy of the artist and Unix Gallery

Courtesy of the artist and Unix Gallery

Theories on the Sacred Disease (2016)

Justin Bower (USA)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 6 x 5 ft

Justin Bower’s paintings problematize how we define ourselves in this digital and virtual age while suggesting the impossibility of grasping such a slipper notion. The ongoing decoding of the human body, a formula to each individual’s genome, confronts us with a radical question “What are we? Am I a code that can be reduced and multiplied infinitely?” Bower’s paintings begin to open a dialogue to this destabilizing effect/trauma technology has on the individual that has infected the daily lives of contemporary man.

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Icelus (2015)

Marc Burkhardt (Canada)
Medium: Oil, acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 18" diameter

“The fantastic, the historic, the frightening and the beautiful, the familiar and the grotesque – all of these things inspire my work… By combining historical form and allegory with the surprise of the surreal, I hope that viewers being to ask themselves why we so readily accept the stories art history tells us, and to look beyond the form to the content."

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Hypna (2015)

Marc Burkhardt (Canada)
Medium: Oil, acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 15" diameter

“The fantastic, the historic, the frightening and the beautiful, the familiar and the grotesque – all of these things inspire my work… By combining historical form and allegory with the surprise of the surreal, I hope that viewers being to ask themselves why we so readily accept the stories art history tells us, and to look beyond the form to the content."

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Moirai (2015)

Marc Burkhardt (USA)
Medium: Oil, acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 10" diameter

“The fantastic, the historic, the frightening and the beautiful, the familiar and the grotesque – all of these things inspire my work… By combining historical form and allegory with the surprise of the surreal, I hope that viewers being to ask themselves why we so readily accept the stories art history tells us, and to look beyond the form to the content."

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Sorek (2015)

Marc Burkhardt (USA)
Medium: Oil, acrylic on wood panel
Dimensions: 8" diameter

“The fantastic, the historic, the frightening and the beautiful, the familiar and the grotesque – all of these things inspire my work… By combining historical form and allegory with the surprise of the surreal, I hope that viewers being to ask themselves why we so readily accept the stories art history tells us, and to look beyond the form to the content."

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Slumped and Beveled Mirror (2016)

Graham Caldwell (USA)
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: 41” x 23” x 7.5”

My practice is concerned with the elasticity of sight, and the way visual perception constructs and distorts the immediate external world. The Russian Formalists used the term “defamiliarization” to describe an alienating effect in literature that imparts a vividness to the work of art. I attempt to apply this concept to the visual realm.

I am interested in the historic and intrinsic association between glass and the act of looking, from the early lenses that allowed glimpses into the microscopic world, to the eyeglasses, ubiquitous windows, and mirrors inside telescopes that let us to peer into space. Much of my work focuses on glass as a conduit or modulating agent for light and its parallel in the functionality of the human eye: using a lens to flip an image of the world, upside down and backwards, into the brain where it is reassembled, through illusion and forensics.

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man hanging out (1999)

David Černy (Czech Republic)
Medium: Bronze / fiberglass composite
Dimensions: H: 250 cm

Few artists are synonymous with a city as David Černy is with Prague. His work is not only exhibited throughout the city from sidewalks to radio towers, but also helps to define the city’s political and cultural moods. Occasionally referred to as the “bad boy” of Czech art, Černy’s work is often controversial and unnerving. Man Hanging Out depicts famed psychoanalyst Sigmuend Frued hanging byone hang from a long beam, seeming to be debating whether to hang on or let go.

David Černy is a graduate of the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. His work has been exhibited in museums and private collections throughout the world.

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Black Pegasus (2016)

Tavis Coburn (Canada)
Medium: Digital
Dimensions: 48" x 48"

Tavis has created countless works for leading publishing, advertising, and music companies in North America and Europe. Tavis’ unique style is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movment, and printed materials from the 1950s/60s. Googling Tavis Coburn reveals that more than a quarter million people think his work is awesome.

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 A Great Place to Advertise Online (2016)

T.M. Detwiler (USA)
Medium: Print, mixed media on canvas
Dimensions:  56" x 74"

Widely known as an illustrator, Todd Michael Detwiler is an American graphic artist living in New York. He is debuting the first in a series of mixed media prints at Norwood. The series centers around the curation's theme of a digital life, how we are observed, and how we observe others. Rich with visual metaphor and a bold graphic style, the work is an interpretation of a life online. A new print will be released on the first of every month for the duration of the exhibit. www.tmdetwiler.com.

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Super Strike #1 (2016)
Super Strike #2 (2016)

Tristan Eaton (USA)
Medium: Paint on canvas
Dimensions:  36” x 48” (each)

Tristan Eaton started pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscapes of the cities where he lived, be it London, Detroit, or New York.  These days, Eaton is one of the most prominent street artists working today. Eaton’s large scale mural work features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unique personal style, all executed with freehand spray paint on a colossal scale.  

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Digital Anatomy (2016)

Andi Foster (USA)
Medium:  Vintage poster, acrylic, marker on wood
Dimensions: 8" x 8" (1 of 4)

Digital Anatomy is a series of 4 small-scale painting created specifically for the Norwood collection by New York artist Andi Foster. Painting on top of vintage anatomy posters, Foster explores the juxtaposition between basic human anatomy and the visual stimulation created by digital age we exist within. 

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Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt

Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt

160502 Painting 032  (2016)

Jill Greenberg (USA)
Medium: Pigment Print on Canvas
Dimensions: 58" x 61” 

Known internationally for her playful portraits, signature lighting and post‐production techniques, Greenberg now experiments with painting as her photographic subject, a venture that radically challenges ideas about medium, process, and originality. These “Paintings” are single edition, ink on paper prints that study the interaction of light and painted surface: high gloss, still‐wet smears of gouache ooze in a lively textural exchange; brushstrokes are blown up to reveal multi‐dimensional colors mixing over the palette. The final photograph—made unique by Greenberg’s destruction of the initial painting — flattens the surface, crops its organic spread, and magnifies its properties. 

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Courtesy of the artist and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Courtesy of the artist and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Wisdom (2016)

Enrique Gomez de Molina  (Cuba)
Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 50" x 36" x 36" 

“The impossibility of my sculpture brings me both joy and sadness at the same time. The joy comes from seeing and experiencing the Fantasy of the work but that is coupled with the sadness of the fact that we are destroying all of these beautiful things.”

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Courtesy of the artist and Anna Zorina Gallery

Courtesy of the artist and Anna Zorina Gallery

Snow (2011)

MARCK  (UK)
Medium: LCD screen
Dimensions: 37 ½” x 21 ½” x 9 ¾”  

MARCK creates works that are more than a combination of video and sculpture: They are a logical consequence of his extensive examination of films, videos, multimedia based projects, performances, music and sculptural as well as kinetic objects. The artist focuses on exploring societally imposed gender roles, often portraying women confined in tight spaces. 

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Dripping With (2014)

mobstr  (UK)
Medium:  Hand painted enamel lettering, gloss varnish on wood
Dimensions: 55 x 42 cm  

Mobstr is an anonymous artist who “thrives in industrial, urban areas where there are many street walls, signs, subway tunnels and marquees. Much of his art is only preserved temporarily, before it is erased or painted over by the local civil “cleaners.” Not swayed or frustrated by a temporary display, Mobstr instead considers removal to be part of the cycle of art.”  - Visual Art News

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Scalene Burn Plane (2016)

Zak Ostrowski  (USA)
Medium:  Charred wood, hot rolled steel, cable wire
Dimensions: 54" x 30" 10"

Zak Ostrowski is an artist, builder, and designer. His art work varies from paintings and sculpture to large scale public art installations and is often site-specific in context. The work explores relationships between organic form and architectural elements; while keeping core elements of pattern and exploration rooted in the art. The work places importance on layering, deconstruction, and spatial context. His conceptual ideas are influenced by architecture, environment and the spaces that surround us. He relates this to the natural and man-made world; simultaneously meshing with elements of Mythology, Physics, Botany, and Cosmology. Zak along with partner Clemente Cicoria and Drew Gregory own PUNCH; a multidisciplinary architecture, design, public art, and fabrication studio with offices in Denver, Las Vegas, and New York.

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Courtesy of the artist and C24 Gallery

Courtesy of the artist and C24 Gallery

Wooden Houses on Land (2013)

Robert Montgomery  (UK)
Medium:  Hand painted enamel lettering, gloss varnish on wood
Dimensions:  79.125” x 78.875 x 4.12”  

“He is a complete artist and works in language, light, paper, space. He engages completely with the urban world with a translucent poetry. His work arrives at us through a kind of lucid social violence. No one has blended language, form and light in such a direct way." - Dane Weatherman. Black & Blue Journal

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Courtesy of the artist and Anna Zorina Gallery

Courtesy of the artist and Anna Zorina Gallery

Dryad (2016)

Leah Yerpe  (USA)
Medium: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions:  72" x 72"  

Leah Yerpe’s intricate, photorealistic graphite and ink drawings depict a person frozen in multiple dynamic poses. By layering and connecting the figures within a blank white space, the artist offers a unique viewpoint into an individual’s conscience focusing on their inner conflict and contemplation. Ultimately, Yerpe captures reverlry in the freedom and grace of bodily movement while exploring the potential of the human spirit. 

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