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Submersible Argonaut

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Title - Submersible Argonaut


Artist -
Jim Toia


Type -
Drawing/Mixed Media
$9,000

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Title - Submersible Argonaut

Artist -
Jim Toia

Type -
Drawing/Mixed Media

Size -
45 x 33 in. (114.3 x 83.8 cm)

Medium -
Mushroom spore on ArtSpectrum black paper, framed drawing

About the artist

Over the past decade, Toia has cultivated his interest in mushrooms and the physical capture of their spores. His spore drawings are unique examples of his partnership with nature. Decades ago, he saw his first scientific spore print. In a controlled environment, a mycologist allows a mushroom to drop its spores for the purpose of scientific study. Toia’s spore drawings are deliberately executed under less controlled conditions. His manipulations combined with chance occurrences lead to surprising results and unworldly imagery. Only a few of his numerous attempts pass his rigorous standards of approval for his art.

Additional Information

Dealer

Kim-Foster Gallery



"Kim Foster opened her contemporary art gallery in 1994 in Soho and was among the first to migrate to the Chelsea art district where the the Kim Foster Gallery has occupied the ground floor space in the 529 West 20th Arts Building since 1998.

The gallery has a reputation for exhibiting thoughtful works that are intellectually challenging while maintaining a raw visual appeal. Although there is a great variety in the work of Kim Foster Gallery’s artists, there also is an elegance to her exhibitions that exemplifies the gallery’s aesthetic. That elegance permeates Foster’s affinity for obsessive and eccentric painting, sculpture and drawing built from an assemblage of often minutely constructed parts.

Kim Foster’s vision is focused on enabling her artists to explore and evolve in their extraordinarily different ways, but with remarkable coherence within the gallery’s aesthetic."