Upcoming Exhibition

Open to You

Grant Foster
OPENING: 25/11/22, 6:00-9:00pm,
OPEN: 26/11/-13/01/23 by appointment only (bookings via info@artlacuna.org)

When open to chance, there’s a danger one could miss all options available. Or perhaps, the process becomes an exercise in negation. Anything will do. I’m not interested in that either. To thread a sense of logic, the pin should be sharp and loaded with a metaphysical trust. Each page, front and back becomes non-linear – it’s potential is interchangeable, to abandon the hierarchy of linear thought opens doors. My paintings are nomadic – I court them to fit outside time.
       When you wake in the same room, are you in a different one? Art is for the people of tomorrow. A sour tongue says these are the records of our future ruins – like the Voyager probes, out floating in unimaginable chaos, beyond the Kuiper belt and loaded with the detritus of our past lives – motorways, hamburgers, aeroplanes. Maybe today is a broken mirror for tomorrow, waiting, yet to be formed.

       Put decency out into the internet –

       Time is circular.

If I were a machine, I wouldn’t eat bile.

ArtLacuna is pleased to present Open to You featuring new works by Grant Foster.

Grant Foster (b.1982, Worthing), is a London based artist who completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2012. Foster’s selected solo exhibitions include: Open to You (upcoming), Art Lacuna, London (2022); I’m Not Being Funny, Lychee One, London (2019); Trade Gallery, Nottingham (2018); Ground, Figure, Sky, Tintype Gallery, London (2017); Popular Insignia Galleria Acappella, Naples (2016), Salad Days, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York (2015); Holy Island, Chandelier Projects, London (2014). In 2016 Grant Foster was Fellow in Contemporary Art with The British School at Rome, in 2019 he was Randall Chair at Alfred University, New York and is currently a mentor on The Turps Banana painting program and founding member of audio/visual recording project in a skull, who have released three full length albums to date.

Selected group exhibitions include: Scared Back Into Y(our) Body (w/Jamie Fitzpatrick), ASC Gallery London, (2021); Your Foot in my Face and other tectonic strategies, Kingsgate Gallery, London, (2021), When you Waked up The Buffalo, Mihai Nicodim, Los Angeles, (2020); Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, (2019), 1d For Abroad, Tintype Gallery, London (2019); The Book of Dreams, Chapel on The Green, Wales, (2019), Blemish and Beyond, New Art Projects, London, (2019); A Stone in the Mountain (w/Georgia Hayes), Transition Gallery, London, (2018); Frivolous Convulsions, Turf Projects, London, (2108); You see me like a UFO, Marcelle Joesph Projects, London (2017); Mostra, British School at Rome, Rome (2016); Carnival Glass, Block 336, London (2015); Figuratively Speaking (curated by Marcelle Joseph), Heike Moras Art, London (2015); The Threadneedle Prize 2014: Figurative Art Today (Curated Space by Sacha Craddock), Mall Galleries, London (2014); Rx for Viewing (with Jesse Wine), Ana Cristea Gallery, New York (2014); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol and ICA, London (2013); Implausible Imposters, Ceri Hand Gallery, London (2013); Backwards Man, CGP London (2012); Memory of a Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool (2011); Between a Hole and a Home, James Taylor Gallery, London (2010); John Moores 25, Liverpool (2008).