Sunday, May 18, 2014

MARGINS: Frank Webster Paintings

reporter: Miguel Dominguez
copy: Frank Webster web site

On May 16 at f The Lodge Gallery, the art exhibit of MARGINS, Frank Webster's paintings and drawings of a landscape/architectural theme took place.

Frank Webster is a painter residing in Brooklyn, NY. Webster received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Webster is the recipient of numerous awards including the Pollock Krasner and the Golden Foundation Individual Artist Award.

He has shown in solo and group exhibitions in New York at Blackston Gallery, Storefront Bushwick, Sara Meltzer Gallery and White Columns, among others. He has been awarded residencies at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, PS 122, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Ucross Foundation, The Corporation of Yaddo, The Ragdale Foundation and The MacDowell Colony.

Jason Patrick Voegele, Director of The Lodge Gallery. Co founded by
Keith Schweitzer and Jason, it is the exhibition venue of  Republic Worldwide
and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse
and experimentation.

Frank Webster’s paintings typically depict post-industrial landscapes drawing on the aesthetic traditions of minimalism and realism. Grounded in reality, the paintings nonetheless abstract the ordinary: the everyday world is made transcendent and strange — and is imbued with an ethereal and melancholy beauty. The sharp juxtaposition of technology and romanticism are evocative of the moment — and environment — in which we find ourselves presently. His work contemplates the paradox of this co-existence.

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