Chicago, Il - Jaime Foster will be exhibiting her new abstract series entitled, “Biophilia” at Elephant Room Gallery May 29th through July 3rd, 2015. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, May 29th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Elephant Room is located at 704 S Wabash Ave. in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.
“The spiritual connection humans have with the natural world is as old as humanity It’s an integral part of human nature whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. The natural world provides the vital necessities of life: water, food and air. But it also provokes awe, wonder and exhilaration that touches our souls in ways we can’t completely describe.” - Jaime Foster. While this body of work evokes an emotional response, the viewer can begin to pick out elements in nature that are quite beautifully captured in the work such as a mountainside, flowing water, or plant patterns. These elements are still abstract enough to be debatable on what the element is or if it exists at all outside of our own interpretations of them. This complexity makes for a dynamic and intriguing body of work.
About the Artist
Jaime Foster is a self taught painter and photographer, currently living just outside of Chicago. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and in the Midwest. Her photographs and paintings are displayed in private collections, as well as public, such as the Batavia Fine Arts Center, Fresh Paint Magazine and Artist Portfolio Magazine. Jaime has an exhibition coming up at NYCH Gallery in Chicago on August 14th entitled “Psychoterratica”.
“Jaime’s work taps into our collective subconscious of the deep emotional connection with environment and nature. From a distance, her paintings will simultaneously resemble vast glacial landscapes and intricate microscopic patterns, acting as complimentary and contradictory to each other in an encircling game. The natural elements which flow from an emotional outpouring create fractal natural patterns that draw the viewer into a world utterly familiar yet completely alien. Unlike most post-modern artists in her generation, Jaime’s work is meant to stir, not shaken. They tap into a place beyond language, where sensation is absorbed by visual stimulation without the need for words, as if reaching past the common narrative of storytelling that we use to define our lives on a daily basis. Jaime’s work is at once a mountainside, cell structure, flowing rapids and perplexing botany patterns all combined and swirled together, as if a old soul was given a paint brush for the first time, to create timeless works of art that could be appreciated at any time in human history.” - Michael Foster