Foster’s new exhibition, Swell, depicts a fantastic event that allegedly occurred last year in a small coastal town. As the story goes, a nor’easter was forming in the Atlantic Ocean from the remnants of a Hurricane when several residents reported seeing something they had never witnessed before—and have never seen since.
Like Kirkwood, Foster’s previous series of images that explored a similarly unexplained phenomenon that took place in that small suburban community, Swell operates on several levels to recount the stories of what happened through a series of photographs.
Julianna Foster lives in Philadelphia and teaches at The University of the Arts, Photography Program and MFA Book Arts and Printmaking Department, where she received her MFA in 2006. She has been a member of VoxPopuli since 2006, Swell is her fourth solo exhibition.