Darren Blackstone Foote


cowhide on panel
21 1/2 x 63 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

Darren Blackstone Foote, who hails from a ranch in Melba, Idaho, stretches cowhide over four triangular canvases in Lightning Strike (Quadriptych). The triangular canvases, which hang side-by-side in a puzzle-like formation, refer to minimalism’s attempt to simplify form. The significance of these elegant canvases is enhanced by the cowhide, which signifies a utilitarian realm divorced from minimalist aesthetics. Darren Blackstone Foote lives and works in Brooklyn. He attended the prestigious Whitney Independent Study Program, and his work has been exhibited at international art fairs in Miami, New York, and Basel. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.