Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Hogar Collection 362 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Monday 12:00 - 7:00pm and by appointment

Peter Fox (1998 Tyler MFA)

January 30 – March 1

Opening reception with the artist, Friday, January 30, 6-9 pm.

The Hogar Collection is pleased to announce Moving Target, the must see exhibition by Peter Fox. In his first solo show at the gallery, Fox will present new paintings that expand his obsessive, psychedelic and optical abstract drip series in new and exciting directions. Integrating imagery and text with his well-known controlled paint dripping techniques, the show consists of 6 paintings that borrow from both art history and popular culture. Included is a re-visitation of Chuck Close's seminal black and white “Big Self-Portrait”; a 7 x 14 ft. monumental version of Johannes Vermeer's "View of Delft"; a portrait of Sid Vicious; another from his lapel pin that declares, “I’m a mess”; a Jasper Johns-inspired "moving target” and a final painting that borrows its palette from every work included in the exhibition that aptly states and is titled, “Fug Tup”. With a clever and masterful sense of optically dense visual play, the new work investigates and probes a pointed and direct approach to understanding the architectural structuring of a visual language, which is at the foundation of the artist’s main curiosities. Incorporating straightforward notions of recognizable and already defined “superficial” subject matters with quirky and witty word play that broach the boundaries of philosophical semantics and phonetics, Peter Fox’s “liquid pointillist” paintings rise to an unprecedented height in current contemporary abstract painting.

Peter Fox was born in Philadelphia in 1962 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally at venues such as The Hunterdon Museum of Art, ISE Foundation, Roebling Hall, Pierogi, White Box, Postmasters, The Hogar Collection, Eyewash, Curator’ Office, Dust Gallery, Brenda Taylor Gallery, SUNY University Art Museum, and Magazzino d’Arte Moderna (Rome), among others.

*For more information or images contact the gallery.

L Train to Bedford Ave, walk south on Bedford Ave to Grand St. Turn left on Grand St, walk 4 blocks, between Havemeyer and Marcy.

or G Train to Lorimer St, exit on Metropolitan, walk under BQE towards Manhattan, left on Marcy Ave, 2 blocks turn right on Grand at the corner of Marcy.

to Marcy Ave, walk 5 blocks north on Marcy, turn left on Grand St.

By car from Manhattan
- Drive over the Williamsburg Bridge, 2nd immediate exit at South 5th St, left at light on Havemeyer, right on Grand Street, 4 blocks on right.

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