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Andrew Foster at Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on November 16th, 2008

Blue Girl with the Striped Blue Scarf by Andrew Foster, oil on linen over panel, 2008 - click for details/larger view

I love Andrew Foster's art for many reasons, but mostly because of his bizarre obsession with piled girls in underwear. And socks! They're a quintessential ingredient of the Fosteresque bildsprache.

If you too like socks and/or girls on piles, go see his Deep Thoughts solo show which opened at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica the other day. It will remain on display until December 6.

All further details after this voluptuous flesh pyramid.

Girl on Girl on yet another Girl by Andrew Foster - click for details/larger view

On show: November 15 - December 6, 2008

Address: Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite C2/D5, Santa Monica, California 90404, USA

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Andrew Foster & Co. at Wal*Art, L.A.

by Suzanne on September 19th, 2008

Girl Talk by Andrew Foster, oil on canvas, 2007

Please forgive the frantic posting today, but since I work in a gallery, Thursdays & Fridays are pretty much my "weekend" before the art week starts again (and again... and again...) and the only days I actually have time to read emails, feeds and post to the blog these days (it has always made me slightly suspicious that so many blogging folks out there somehow "find" the time to post updates from work - it seems to me that I never have a single second to myself when I love my work and devote myself entirely to it, but I guess I'm just old-fashioned in this regard and that's an entii-iiirely different story, innit?)

Anyway, now that the days are getting shorter and colder again, it can't do any harm to remind ourselves of all that's great about summer: Sock puppeteering under the late, golden afternoon sun with your best friend wearing your favourite underwear.

I think Andrew Foster - the artist of the above piece - has truly understood more about the essence and the meaning of life than anyone else. It all comes down to sock puppets. Yes.

You can see more of Andrew's oeuvre at Brad Benedict's NowBrow group show - "a whole new collection of thrills, chills, wonders and curiosities".

The extensive list of over 30 artists includes works by great talents such as Paul Chatem, Erik Sandberg, Chris Peters, Andrew Brandou & Gregg Gibbs.

The exhibition opens tomorrow at Wal*Art. That's Wal*Art, not Wal*Mart. I know... confusing. One is for mass produced rubbish for a consumerist society and the other one is.. well.. a gallery, I guess.

All details below.

Opening reception: Tomorrow, Saturday, September 20, 2008, 7 - 11 PM

On show: September 20 - October 23, 2008

Address: Wal*Art, 1639 South La Cienega Blvd. (between Pico and Venice), Los Angeles, California 90035, USA, tel: 310-274-9055

Openings hours: Tue - Fri, 11 AM - 5 PM | Sat by appointment only

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