Press Release: Erik Foss at Gallery Three

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Gallery Three is proud to present Unseen on TV new works by Erik Foss on Saturday, November 14th 2009. This overflowing, compulsive accumulation of works mirrors the chaotic conditions in which they have been made. Unseen on TV symbolizes the irony of our culture’s founding beliefs and ideologies, revealing America uncensored. Please join us at Gallery Three for the opening reception on Saturday, November 14th 2009 from 7-11 pm.

Seemingly naïve perceptions of sex, religion and politics are represented in the form of collage, combined to form a disordered setting for Erik Foss’ new exhibition, Unseen on TV. This collection is fueled by a sociological deviance from American culture, while at the same time reflecting the cultures very ideals. Foss’ raw collages on distressed paper are an assembled collection of antique pornography and photographs, dating as late as the 1800’s. Erotic cut out hearts cover the faces of stoic portraits, questioning the distinction between offensive vs. provocative or private vs. public concern. Manipulating American history and politics with fearful symmetries and collective despair, Foss dares to push the boundaries of relative understanding.

Erik Foss has been living and working in downtown Manhattan for over twelve years. This will be his second solo show at Gallery Three in San Francisco. He has also shown in several New York galleries including White Box, Dietch and Jonathan Levine, as well as The Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago, Collette in Paris and V1 Gallery in Denmark.

Unseen on TV exposes what is normally ignored, the taboos of human existence and the sort of things you can’t see on TV. The truth. Please join us at Gallery Three for the opening reception on Saturday, November 14th 2009 from 7-11 pm. This exhibit is on display through December 5th 2009 and is open to the public.


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