Nathaniel Foley, Flight of Obscurity IV

Nathaniel Foley; Yak-28 Firebar; 2013; aluminum, safety wire, field rivets, poplar; 24 x 12 x 15 in.

March 7 – April 8, 2016

Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 – 8pm

Sculptor Nathaniel Foley of Findlay, Ohio exhibits a collection of his aviation-inspired sculptures. These pieces, he says, make reference to the dichotomy of uses of flight: for travel and for warfare. “This fragile relationship of forms exposes the delicate balance between grace and imminent danger, similar to the fleeting ballet of courting birds or the hostility felt between foes engaged in a dogfight,” Foley said of his work. “Through references to aeronautical form, the sculptures communicate tension and dance in direct opposition of fundamental forces.”

Foley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Sculpture from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mi, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Miami University in Oxford. He currently serves as an adjunct instructor at Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, and Defiance College.

Foley also led a workshop on aviation riveting in conjunction with his exhibition at Rosewood Gallery on Saturday, March 12.

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