Lora Fosberg is a Chicago based artist whose works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her focus is painting, printmaking, and recently sculpture. Her work is focused on representing the now in whatever form that takes. She is currently represented by Linda Warren Projects in Chicago and Jack Fischer Gallery in San Franciso.
Artist statement-Lora Fosberg- 2018
I utilize metaphor, memory, iconography, and narrative in my work to express the complexities as well as the banalities of our existence. My intent is to create a universal language using symbols, iconography, and text derived from everyday life, thus enabling me to reach a wider audience.
My process is anthropological: objects and events are experienced, assembled, and recorded. The subjects of my work are the intricacies and intimacies of life: memories, relationships, emotions, and perceptions of the mundane. The specific and the generalized, the personal and the universal, all hold equal importance in my work. Appearing repeatedly throughout my practice are isolated, lonesome moments and epic disasters, alternated with quiet instances of bliss, and scenes of collective rebuilding and symbolic growth.
I am attempting to disarm the viewer with imagery and language that allows them to regress to a particular memory, a specific moment of understanding, a particular conflict, an absence or connection to others, or to nature. I am interested in enlarging emotional possibility.
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