The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to announce Richard Forster’s first solo exhibition in New York. His highly detailed and labor-intensive pencil drawings are presented in three groups: pastoral nudes, seascapes, and drawings derived from a historical film documenting the construction of social housing in Dessau in 1926. It is the first time that the pastoral nudes series will be on view while the lattertwo travelled from his 2011 exhibition, “Fast & Slow Time” at The Middleborough Institute of Modern Art, UK.
The three series offer a rich meditation on three places; the artists’ hometown of Saltburn-by-the Sea, the former German Democratic Republic and an American pastoral of the 1920s. It is a chronology of detailed drawings that depict physical space, but also fragments of social and political history that are equally entwined within ‘place’.
Richard Forster was born in 1970 at Saltburn-by the Sea, England. He has exhibited widely in the UK and made his first appearance in the United States, in February 2011, in the acclaimed group exhibitionDrawn from Photography at the Drawing Center NYC.