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9/20/2002 Salem artist to display plastic work at Linfield art exhibit

McMINNVILLE ? The work of Salem sculptor, painter and ceramist Lynn Charles Foster will be on display during "Plastic World: Recent Found Plastic Assemblages" at the Linfield College Fine Art Gallery Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.

A slide lecture and opening reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the gallery located in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center. The exhibit, lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature objects created from used plastic. Foster, an artist for more than 30 years, has focused recently on assemblage sculpture using recycled plastic objects to create masks and freestanding works. Foster also incorporates his experience as a studio potter to create heat-altered and stressed plastic vessels and art glass.

The themes of Foster's sculpture vary with the objects used, but generally deal with excess in society and are often described as whimsical with a post funk art influence. Foster's work has been included in some 250 shows in galleries and museums across the nation including the Portland Art Museum, Grants Pass Museum of Art, The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and the Getty Art Museum: Research Institute for the History of Art and Humanities.

The Linfield Fine Art Gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To reach the gallery, from 99W turn on Keck Drive across from Roth's IGA in south McMinnville. Follow the drive to the main parking lot. The art gallery is located on the west end of the parking lot. For more information, call 503-883-2275.