Visiting Artist Series - Tate Foley
Tate Foley's work explores human relationships through the filter of accessibility to these resources.
When equal access is available to the entire society, social progress and collaboration can flourish. All too often, however, small contingencies of the populace seize and restrict these avenues of access for personal gain. Meanwhile, a growing segment of the population has been stripped of this accessibility, turning what could have been a keystone into a wedge.
The work acts as a reflection and record of current and past events. Thinking about mass dissemination, I try to engage with far-reaching formats including newspapers, printed bills, LSD tabs, and other various printed ephemera explores real, tangible, ubiquitous contact rather than idiosyncratic experience.
I create wooden sculptures, prints, and artist's books that examine the division between classes. The work glorifies differences, shows similarities between seemingly disparate factions, and asks viewers to confront these schisms head on.
Each year the School of Art and Visual Studies sponsors lectures, exhibitions, and workshops by scholars and artists concerned with contemporary visual culture in cooperation with the Art History & Visual Studies program's various courses in visual studies. Exhibitions and lectures typically take place in the Bolivar Art Gallery, with workshop locations varying by medium. For more in the Visiting Artist and other Series, see the SAVS Events page.
Art & Visual Studies Building, 236 Bolivar Street