New Civilizations – Chris Foster

Corridor Gallery
Giving members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia an opportunity to create an exhibition of their work.

New Civilizations

New Civilizations

New Civilizations
Chris Foster
January 4 – 30, 2012

Selections from the upcoming self published book of collages by Chris Foster: New Civilizations surround the Corridor Gallery during the initial exhibition of 2012 from January 4 – 30. Describing the project, Foster explains:

The book “New Civilizations” features 21 elaborate collages created with collected imagery from old magazines and books. The works depict improbable landscapes that integrate modern and ancient architecture. They depict figures engaged in ambiguous activities of construction and destruction suggesting a state of flux. They use a dark sense of humour to explore patterns of futility in human activity. New Civilizations negotiates feelings of optimism and hopelessness at a time of paramount challenge to the continued standard of living for not only the western worlds but all of the inhabitants of earth.

Chris Foster graduated form NSCAD University in 2007. He now lives in the North End of Halifax working in illustration, installation and printmaking. Foster has recently exhibited work at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery and at the Khyber Center for the Arts. He co-produces a quarterly publication called the PERIODICAL PROJECT that promotes Halifax based emerging artists. The publication New Civilizations will be officially launched as part of Eyelevel Gallery’s 2012 Reshelving Initiative this winter featuring a preface by Halifax based Artist and Curator Kate Walchuk.

Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) office at the Halifax Seaport, since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

For further information regarding the Corridor Gallery or this exhibition, please contact:

Becky Welter-Nolan, Programming Coordinator, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, 902.423.4694 1.866.225.8267 f: 902.422.0881, communicate@visualarts.ns.ca

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