Horrifically Obvious, New Work by Tate Foley


Kim Morski, 2014 Studio Fellow

Featured Artist:

Tate Foley


10/18/2014 – 11/20/2014


The Printshop @ Spudnik Press

Opening Reception:

Saturday October 18, 2014

Press Release:

Tate Foley’s new body of work, Horrifically Obvious, elaborates on the theme of duality and doubling, a focal point of his studio practice. The series consists of individual prints and drawings hung side by side in pairs—a reference to the spread or gutter in a book. Foley utilizes the spread as a device to force previous unrelated pieces into relationship and dialogue. Each element, informed by its counterpart forms a more complete whole. Yet even as we set out to discover and understand the connections between them, Foley’s use of office supply hanging mechanisms (metallic tape and binder clips) and varied techniques (drawing, risograph, screen printing, and digital printing) remind us the current status and the meaning of the work is in flux, playfully subject to influence and change.

Tate Foley is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has been recently exhibited in New York City, Washington D.C., Portland, Saint Louis, Cleveland, and purchased by Toledo Museum of Art, and the UCLA Fine Arts, Yale University, and Reed College libraries. Foley earned a BA in Studio Art from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 2007 and an MFA in Printmaking from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2010.