This recent body of work continues my investigation and dialogue with the fragmented world of the hyperreal and its relation to our immediate environment as a source of information “overload”. My primary interest lies in the observation of natural phenomena and the systems they inhabit. While exploring the natural world through the arena of memory and the subconscious, a myriad of cultural references as disparate as animated films, children’s books or visual technologies often collide simultaneously. Within this construct it is my attempt to organize states of feeling whereby the rhythms and complexities of nature and culture merge into a singular given form. When all goes well I hope to arrive at an image of “inevitability” where something akin to a true force of nature manifests itself.
Donald Groscost has been living and working in New York City for the past twenty-three years. During this time he has exhibited around the world and is in collections in the United States, South America, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and Europe. In 1998 he exhibited in Barcelona, Spain followed by subsequent shows in the Barcelona/Girona region of Spain. In 2000 he was awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting. In the spring of 2001-2003 he was invited to show in the exhibition Buying Time at Sotheby’s, New York in addition to several international exhibitions, including Munich, Frankfurt, and Barcelona. In 2003-2004 a catalogue was produced for a show which traveled to twenty-four cities throughout Germany including Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Munich. In the fall of 2008 and early 2009 he traveled to Japan where he had multiple exhibitions.