Peter Fox: "Trick Question"

Peter Fox "Trick Question"
Opening Reception:Friday, October 14th, 7-9
Oct 14th-Nov 6th
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, 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 stops.

Emily Roz Artist Talk and Catalog Release this Sunday

Please join us this Sunday, October 9th at 5pm
an Artist's Talk & Catalog Release Party

Featuring the work
Emily Roz

"The Rutting Season"
On view through October 9th

The Front Room Gallery is proud to present, “The Rutting Season,” a solo exhibition of new works by Emily Roz. This series of paintings play with the volatile activity of animals com- peting to satiate themselves amidst a perpetual spring of bloom and decay. Through heightened realism, flowers, seedpods, branches and carcasses coexist in a world of dreamlike unreality. As the animals in these scenes fight for position under the teasing petals, the muted color backdrops preserve the freshness of such eroticism found in nature and violence. The palette in Roz’s paintings captures the deep hues and tones of a dawn and dusk atmosphere, which are the prime hunting times for the predatory animals she depicts.

The ‘rut’ is the breeding season of ruminant animals, which makes them vulnerable to predators, as they are distracted with their desire to mate. Emily Roz captures the tenuous balance between this animalistic desire to mate and propagate, paired with the need to feed and kill. These carnal urges are reflected in their flora counterparts with blossoming flowers, sprays of budding tips and foreboding barren branches. The luminous arousal of either flora or flesh is temporal, regardless of the promise of one’s cyclical return and the other’s inevitability.

Roz’s paintings present the ambition of spring and the voracity of nature through compositions
of stark, fruitless tree limbs, echoed in the understructure of delicately interwoven curtains of blooms and blankets of lush green. The balance of these selected floral components with the harsh realism of perched predators and open flesh heightens our awareness of our own vulnerability and natural desires.