Front Room gallery is proud to present "Trick Question" a solo exhibition of drip and stencil paintings by Peter Fox. Peter Fox's paintings are loaded. Loaded with paint and texture, loaded with context in their relationship to movements in formal and conceptual art, and overflowing with color. They have been described as Op Art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Punk Rock, or a mixture of all of them.
In his "Process" series Fox creates directed forms through composed accident, creating a visual structure that accumulates on the surface of each painting, developing a textural world of color that is drenched in abstraction. Entering a new arena of self-reflexive discourse, Fox has established a nuanced language, built from his vocabulary developed through his signature style of drip painting.
Peter Fox's stencil paintings act as a counterpoint to the copious tactile forms in his "Process" series, extracting the compositional structure of selected, individual brightly banded droplets. Fox analyses the arc of color-separations formed through gravity and translates them into articled shapes that reference the fluidity of natural interventions. While referencing the form and structure developed through chance, Fox utilizes a stencil artifice to enact an authority over the outcome of each composition. These works create an eye popping display of luscious color and forms, pulling out all of the stop.