Curated by Brian Wills
Andrew Foster was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, where he continues to live and work. In 2004, he received his BFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Over the years his work has vacillated between modes of representation and abstraction. Foster’s work has been the subject of five solo exhibitions since 2005 at galleries including Earl McGrath Gallery and Robert Berman Gallery. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibits in Los Angeles and New York including Nye+Brown, Jonathan Levine Gallery, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, and Roberts and Tilton Gallery.
Brian Wills explores abstraction through the use of unconventional materials to create lush paintings steeped in a minimalist tradition. With an array of media such as dental floss, vinyl tape, and rayon thread, the work takes on a seemingly tactile feel as Wills painstakingly creates layered constructions that seem to be in constant flux. At the heart of the work is Will’s interest in optics and the way the brain registers color, movement, and spatial relationships. Wills is a graduate of Denison and Harvard Universities. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the US and abroad. Recent shows include Unwound, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles; Swell Art 1950-2010, NY; Gallery Min Min in Tokyo; Themes and Variations at the Torrance Art Museum; Made in California, Selected Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, and Consequence at Museum 52 in London. Brian Wills lives and works in Los Angeles.