In his first major exhibition in Indianapolis since 2005, Faust offers a wide range of materials with one singular focus. This current body of work investigates the natural environment from two distinct positions. Faust explores the current state of the natural world as both a reverent observer and a concerned occupant of the Earth. The paintings on canvas and wood represent his celebration of nature, while the "Fossil Fuel Series" exhibition prints deal with his pointed angst at the degradation being perpetuated on the environment. The palette of the two series represents the extreme opposite sides of the spectrum, using the most vivid color combinations or alternately the most subdued monochromatic grays. In both series, the commentary is bold, thoughtful, and intense.
James Wille Faust is a 2007-2008 Arts Council Creative Renewal Arts Fellow.