April 2021: Laura Foster & Wade Schuster
Laura Foster and Wade Schuster
Reclaimed Materials and Paintings
Temporary Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 1 – May 8
Wade Schuster is an artist and art educator currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Schuster’s art practice explores perception, memory, and the everyday life of public space, using walks as a source of inspiration. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Schuster received a BA in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire before moving to Las Vegas, where he lived and worked from 2005-2020. His works are held in both public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, Nevada.
My materials are sought in a lazy way; chanced upon, found by the curb. All have been part of some deliberate human action and are now disjoined from that action-perhaps no longer needed, perhaps worn out by that need. Unhitched and scattered, they are words of a sentence chopped apart and thrown into the yard. Threshold, fencepost, windowsill. Cardboard, curtain, shutter. The scattering remains here, the tender mawkishness of a thing flung away.
Living and practicing in Portland for the past twenty years, Laura is currently working her way through a mountain of cedar lath from an ancient deconstructed fence, wandering the aisles of the Rebuilding Center searching for scalloped trim, drawing and painting, and pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA. She has a BFA in Painting and an MFA In Fine Art. Pursuing years of exhibitions, residencies, and grants, Laura also teaches.