The 2006 James and Audrey Foster Prize is awarded to Kelly Sherman

A jury has selected Cambridge-based artist Kelly Sherman to receive this year’s James and Audrey Foster Prize. The jurors found Sherman’s elegant exhibition to be conceptually and emotionally rewarding, with four visually minimal works that uncover deep layers of meaning. Through skillful scouring and reworking of material found on the Internet, Sherman illuminates social dynamics and offers a poignant look at human desires and connections.

Established in 1999 as the ICA Artist Prize, this award recognizes Boston artists whose work demonstrates adventurousness, conceptual strength, and skillful execution. The $25,000 award will be given biennially, and will be accompanied by an exhibition of up to four finalists.