For nearly thirty-five years the British artist Tony Foster (born 1946) has worked in uninhabited wildernesses around the world, from the Arctic to the tropics. This small display will focus on his work completed while traveling down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 2017. Traveling slowly, on foot or by canoe or raft, and carrying his painting and camping equipment, Foster makes his paintings in response to what he finds on his journeys. The watercolors include both written notes and symbolic objects, recordings of his observations and experiences during his time in the outdoors.
Tony Foster: Watercolor Diaries, Cornwall to Colorado has been curated by Duncan Robinson, former director of the Center and of the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge; and Elisabeth Fairman, Chief Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.