Artist ProfileChris Foster is a multidisciplinary visual artist, designer and carpenter based in Toronto, Canada. He graduated with an interdisciplinary BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art (NSCAD) in 2008. His artwork investigates material culture, the built environment and spaces in transition. His work takes aesthetic cues from architectural vernacular, graphic histories and anachronistic technologies. His work often employs a dark sense of humour to challenge popular notions of progress in contemporary culture. His creative process is motivated by production-based projects, design/build collaborations and artist multiples. Recent projects include a large kinetic installation at Toronto For Everyone – the Honest Ed’s Farewell Extravaganza and an installation for Art Spin Toronto’s August 2017 exhibition. He has exhibited in Canada nationally from St. John’s Newfoundland to Dawson City Yukon and his work can be found in the public and private collections internationally.
Icicle Silo is a 12′ tall freestanding installation that mimics the iconic Ontario Place silo form. The silo houses an installation of crystalline shards that hang from the ceiling of the silo, creating a beautiful winter light spectacle.