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Mark Fox, before, 2012

before, 2012

Intaglio in 5 colors
on Hahnemuhle Kupferdruck etching paper
32 5/8 in. x 25 1/2 in. (82.87 cm x 64.77 cm)
Edition of 14

About the Artist

B. 1963 Mark Fox received his MFA degree from Stanford University and holds a BFA degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He has had solo exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Rice Gallery at Rice University, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University and the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. His work was recently acquired and exhibited by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has also entered the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Cincinnati Art Museum, among other institutions. Recent articles on Fox have appeared in Artnews, ART + AUCTION, The New York Times, Houston Press, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, and Corriere della Sera Io Donna. Fox currently lives and works in New York City.

While some of the artist’s forms are created through the interplay of color, shape, line, and space, others are densely woven with fragments of information that can be deciphered to expose interior narratives.  In his work, intentional imagery is interspersed with random ink spots and doodles prompted by news stories, literature, street noise, telephone conversations, messages, and other forms of communication.  Fox relates his formal arrangement of these disparate elements to cerebral processes.  Every thought is interpolated by elements of sensory experience, and incongruent elements are cut up and reassembled, as the brain would assemble coherent thoughts.

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