Flight of Obscurity XVI exhibit to go up at Arts Place

Staff Writer

    Artist Nathaniel Foley will transform the gallery at Arts Place, Portland Center, into a unique environment July 11. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday until Aug. 19.
    Foley says the exhibit, “entices people’s curiosity and makes them contemplate the possibilities of physical space and time.” Viewers of the exhibit will wander through a maze of large, handcrafted sculptures inspired by the mystery and beauty of flight.
    Raised in a family of pilots, Foley has always been fascinated with aviation. His boyhood desire to create model planes has morphed into an artist’s ability to “communicate concepts rooted in aviation history through a visual language that references both travel and warfare by hand fabricating dynamic and iconic forms of flight,” according to a press release from Arts Place.
    Foley has an MFA in sculpture from Miami University, where he taught for several years. He has taught classes at several other universities and workshops as well. His work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions and received awards in several juried shows.