Erin Fostel: Devotions | Exhibition Opens
Friday, July 16 | Ongoing through August 7
@ The Shed Space
The Shed Space is pleased to present Devotions, a solo exhibition of four new drawings created by Erin Fostel and curated by Teri Henderson.
July 16th, 2021 through August 7th, 2021
“These drawings were made to serve as anchors. Paused inside the limbo created by COVID, like many, I gained a new awareness of the physical boundaries of my home. I watched how the light moved through each room, constantly changing as the sun shifted through the day and the seasons. I began to obsessively photograph the effects of the sun, and the shapes it created as it cast shadows through the windows. In a time when I could not leave the house, the sun brought to me, inside, a vast array of beautiful moments. They brought with them a certainty, which felt precious. Even though I had been constantly photographing these moments, I had not decided to draw them until a year into the pandemic. It was only after I experienced the loss of a miscarriage that I needed to draw them. Each drawing is an opportunity to spend time with an image and I needed to spend time with something beautiful. These four drawings were completed in the two months that spanned between the moment I learned of the miscarriage to when my body finally recovered. They served as anchors, giving me stability at a time when I felt anything but steady.
Each one is drawn at life size, and when exhibited is hung in relation to where it occurred (from on the floor to against the ceiling). They start with the early morning sunlight and end with the glow from a streetlamp. The hope for this body of work is that I have made space for others to grieve for any personal loss that they have endured because of, or in addition to, the collective loss of COVID.”
(Statement on Devotions by Erin Fostel)
We are excited to see you at the Shed, feel free to let your friends, families, and colleagues know about the show so they can safely and privately experience Devotions.
About Erin Fostel:
Erin Fostel (b.1981, Baltimore, MD) spent the first few years of life navigating the world with blurred vision. Since the moment she first wore glasses, seeing things in focus for the very first time, she has been consumed with the joy of observation and a love of drawing. In 2004, she received a BFA in Drawing from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions both in the Mid-Atlantic Region and nationally. She is a past winner of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and a Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Travel Prize. Her drawings have been included in local and international publications, as well as private and institutional collections. Her studio is based in Baltimore, MD.
About Teri Henderson:
Teri Henderson (b. Fort Worth, TX, 1990) is a curator, co-director of WDLY, founding director of the Black Collagists Arts Incubator, and writer. Currently Henderson is a staff writer for BmoreArt as well as the Connect+Collect Gallery Coordinator. In the Fall of 2020 Henderson founded the Black Collagists Arts Incubator, a platform for researching, collecting and archiving the work of Black collage artists globally.
About The Shed:
The Shed is an artist-run arts space in the northeast Baltimore backyard of artist Bonnie Crawford. Our exhibitions are intended to be private, contemplative viewing experiences. Because this is our home, we do not publicize our address, however we are located in Beverly Hills/Arcadia in NE Baltimore. Once you schedule a visit, the address will be emailed to you. Visits are timed in order to ensure the safety of visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic.