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"In that devastating, delirious moment when the momentum of emotions catch up to the destiny of their consequences, when the proverbial tires hit the road and the rub attains a velocity that chafes pleasure, the sensory subsumes the rational and everything becomes a bit of a blur. Ecstatic or traumatic, it hardly matters, for such an instant is always ultimately about nothing more than the loss of self to the imperative of situation. In the stretching of beauty beyond its anatomical frame, the scarring of the visual plane with the incendiary violence of vice, the hurling of surrogate sexuality against the certainty of futility, or simply the fathoming of our terror in the shadows of our uncertainty, Erik Foss conjures the uncanny blur of events as a kind of fetishist abstraction. Creating conceptually driven action paintings in which the impact of obsession fractures the figurative and narrative alike, Foss maps psychological distortions as visceral facts with the forensic acuity of a visionary deviant. " – Carlo McCormick


awards:

The American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Purchase Program

museum:

SMOCA Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art "Induction to permanent collection" Scottsdale, AZ (USA) July 13

The American Academy of Arts and Letters "Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts" New York (USA) March 12

PIMA Air and Space Museum "The Boneyard Project: Return Trip" Tuscon, AZ (USA) Jan 12

Mesa Arts Center "Guitars and Handle Bars" Mesa, AZ (USA) Sept 2011

solo:

Paul Loya Gallery "Exorcism" Los Angeles, CA (USA) June 13

Mallick Williams & Co. "Avarice" New York, NY (USA) Sep. 11

Gallery Steinsland Berliner "Americanized" (Stolkholm, Sweden) Sep. 10

Gallery 3 "Unseen On Tv" San Fransisco (USA) November 09

Gallery 3 "Smokem If You Gotem" San Fransisco (USA) November 08


group:

Rox Gallery "ppp | Noe of us is greater than any of us" New York (USA) Aug 2013 Rox Gallery "rock | them" New York (USA) May 2013

Gallery Steinsland Berliner : " Voice of a Generation" Sweden EU 2012

Re:form - a Benefit Auction for Drug reform policy C24 Gallery New York (USA) Nov 2012

ALLDAYEVERYDAY Presents: "DILLIGAF" - curated by Othelo Gervacio, New York (USA) Oct 2012

Watermill Foundation - 18th Annual Summer benefit Auction " Big Bang" New York (USA) July 2012

"HEATWAVE" curated by Max Wolf and Meghan Carleton at MISC. New York (USA) Aug 2012

The Art Pop Up Shop Show #4 New York (USA)June 2012

The Hole "Portraits of a Generation" New York (USA) July 12

Anonymous Gallery "Art Music Success: Auction to benefit the Bronx Success Academy" New York, (USA) July 12

American Two Shot New York (USA) Mar 12

Max Fish "Bro Show" New York (USA) Apr 12

Munch Gallery "Night" New York (USA) March 12

Anonymous Gallery "Casa de Empeño" Mexico City (MX) Feb 12

Guerrero Gallery "Nothing to Say" San Francisco (USA) Jan 11

Space 15 Twenty "Arts & Leisure" Los Angeles (USA) Aug 11

"Dear Japa,n We Love You" New York (USA) Apr 11

Spencer Brownstone Gallery "Joy Ride" New York (USA) 11

West Cork Arts Center "Cutters" (Ireland) Feb 11

The Chelsea Chapter "Well Hung" New York (USA) Mar 11

The Hole Gallery "Postermat" New York (USA) Dec 10

Anonymous Gallery "SCOPE Art Fair" Miami (USA) Dec 10

Gallery Steinsland Berliner "Winter Group Show" (Stolkholm, Sweden) Dec. 10

Subliminal Gallery "Wreck the Walls" New York (USA) Dec 10

Max Fish "This is were we get off" New York (USA) Nov 10

Dorian Gray "Sounds in the Distance" New York (USA) Nov. 10

The Hole Gallery "NOT QUITE OPEN FOR BUSINESS" New York (USA) June 10

Perry Rubenstein Gallery "Shred" New York (USA) July 10

Pool Gallery " Cutters" Berlin Germany (EUR) May 10

Anonymous Gallery "N'AP Boule - Benefit For The People Of Haiti" New York (USA) Mar. 10

Morono Kiang Gallery "Joy Ride" Los Angeles (USA) 10

White Box "Badlands" New York (USA) Aug. 09

Deitch Projects "Dash Snow Memorial Show' New York (USA) June 09

Sloan Fine Art "+2" New York (USA) June 09

V 1 Gallery "The New Yorkers" Copenhagen Denmark (EUR) May 09

Participant, Inc."Yuko Sueta Art Auction Benefit" New York (USA) April 09

Shooting Gallery Scope New York / Armory New York (USA) Mar 09

White Walls Gallery "Winter Group Show" San Fransisco Ca. (USA) Dec 09

New Image Art "14 Artists" Los Angelas Ca. (USA) Nov. 09

Asian Song Society (A.S.S.) "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl" New York (USE) Aug. 08

Shooting Gallery Aqua Art Miami Miami Fl. (USA) Dec 08

O.H.W.O.W. "IT AINT FAIR" Miami Fl. (USA) Dec 08

Cinders Gallery "Move #16" New York (USA) May 08

Anonymous Gallery "Piece Process" New york (USA) Dec 08

Colette "Joy Ride" Paris (FRANCE) 07

Jonathan LeVine Gallery "16th. Annual Swap Meet" New york (USA) Mar. 07

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center "8th. Annual Salon Part 3" New York (USA) May 05

313 Gallery (CBGB"S Gallery) "Subculture" New York (USA) Sep. 2000

 

press:

Exhibition A

Getty Images

Phoenix New Times

W

Art Forum

New York Times

Gagosian

IDN

New York Times

Exibition A

New York Times

Artnet

Phoenix New Times

Huffington Post

Paper

Interview

Acclaim

Purple

New York Times Magazine

New York Times East Village Local

San Francisco Arts Quarterly

Paper Magazine

Black Book Magazine

New York Times

Saatchi Online