Do you think opposites attract? Better yet, could different parts make a new whole? See for yourself through artist Tate Foley‘s work at his upcoming exhibition. His new body of work, Horrifically Obvious, displays the theme of duality and doubling, one of his focal points in the studio. This new series consists of prints and drawings hung side by side in pairs. In doing this, Foley hopes to create a new relationship with unrelated pieces by having each element form a complete whole. His unique materials used for each piece continues to remind viewers of the meaning of the work and its ability to change.
Tate Foley is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Tate has exhibits across the United States among the cities of Portland, Washington D.C., New York City, and Cleveland. His works have been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art as well as Yale University. A quote from Emma Katz, the Executive Director of Recession Art, is featured on his website to express more of Foley’s style: “A sort of postmodern, politicized Andy Warhol, Foley’s screen prints speak to a consumerism and selfishness that is ever present in our culture. From household items such as toothpaste and coca cola, to oil cans and over-sized futuristic toy guns, Foley expresses the way that objects of our society define it”.
The exhibit Horrifically Obvious is now open until November 20 at The Spudnik Press Print Shop, located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Chicago artist and print maker Kim Morski will be the curator for this exhibit. Don’t miss out on this free event and a chance to see some thought provoking artwork!