Doug Foster recently presented his work Weaver as part of a group exhibition at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, England.
Weaver (pictured) is a moving painting which extends Foster’s interest in using carefully arranged audiovisual rhythms to stimulate sensory and bodily responses. The piece “strives to invoke a calming influence on its audience. The composition features twisting, textural imagery, repeated as eight horizontal bands that are offset in time and entwined into three dimensional forms. The imagery is bestowed with a gentle, descending motion while the action is repeated at a constant rate of one beat per second in the hope that it will slow and synchronise the viewer’s heart rate. - Doug Foster
MK Calling ran until 1 November and featured the work of over 130 artists across five gallery spaces. The works in the exhibition were selected and curated following MK Gallery’s first open call. Represented artists range from the well established to the new and emerging, with a third of the artists being from the Milton Keynes area.
The exhibiting artists were: Ikran Abdille, Miraj Ahmed, Saint Akua, Giuseppe Alfano & Roisin Callaghan, Chris Alton, Bronya Arciszewska, Artist I. Relevant, Astrid Baerndal, Bill Balaskas, Bianca Barandun, Pietro Bardini, Charlie Barkus, Namen Basil, Anna Berry, Daniel Blumberg, Boyd & Evans, Eleanor Breeze, Melanie Bush, Lil Cahill, Nathan Caldecott, Ciara Callaghan, Phil Carney, Priya Chohan-Padia, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Jonny Clapham, Dovile Dagiene-Doda, Shona Davies, Dave Monaghan & Jon Klein, Charlie Denning, Edward Durdey, Lee Farmer, French & Mottershead, Doug Foster, Archie Franks, Abi Freckleton, Emi Fujisawa, John Garrad, GLRGNYNK, Fiona Grady, Garth Gratrix , Lucy Gregory, Habib Hajallie, Emily Hawes, Aaron Head, Rebecca Herbert, Fabienne Hess, Dave Hilliard, Len Hollman, Gareth Horner, Will Hurt, Dawn Iles, Hannah Jean Moulds, Permindar Kaur, Judy Kendrick-Simonsen, Neil Kilby, Adam King, Jane King, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Penthouss, Karolina Lebek, Fei Li, Dasha Loyko, Andrew Macdermott, Henrietta MacPhee, Rachel Magdeburg, Nick Malone, Morag McInnes, Sean Michael Pearce, Verity Millest, Elisabeth Molin, Callum Monteith, Stuart Moore, Nazanin Moradi, Adam Neal, Raymond O'Daly, Kate Parrot, Jam Patel, Sharda Patel, Marion Piper, Lisa-Marie Price, Jonathan Purnell, Paul B Rainey, Suzanna Raymond, Thom Rees, Dorothea Reid, Yande Ren, Graeme Roach, Dave Ronalds, Linnet Panashe Rubaya, Rekha Sameer, Mark Scammell, Abbie Schug, Christina Shelagh Mongelli, Martyn Simpson, Cecilia Sjoholm, Rebecca Smart, Ritu Sood, Stephanie Spindler, Bob Spriggs, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, James Tebbutt, Tracing the Pathway, Sebastian Thomas, James Owen Thomas, Elizabeth Tomos, Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould, Anna Townley, Dina Tses, Anna Turner, Miles Umney, Guillaume Vandame, Wai Wai Pang, Vilas, Elizabeth Walker, Lufeianna Wang, Sally Waterman, Emma Wilde, Mark Wilsher, Arianne Wilson, Iain Woods, Josh Wright, Rachel Wright, Cherilyn Yeates and Henry Yeomans.