Alison Fox @ Gasser Grunert Heim

Alison Fox, Everyone's Butterfly, 2012, oil on canvas, 20 x 18 inches (courtesy
Alison Fox, Everyone's Butterfly, 2012, oil on canvas, 20 x 18 inches (courtesy of Gasser Grunert Heim)

James Kalm visits the exhibition Alison Fox: Paintings at Gasser Grunert Heim, New York, on view through February 16, 2013.

In the press release Ana Cardoso writes that Fox's "abstractions pursue, in a manner specific to oil on canvas, the perambulations of material awareness brought forward by the staging of events and the elaboration of visual moments. Most works recall bits of luxurious Vuillards or Bonnards, where you would name an orange, a satin shoe, a piece of velvet or a cup under a beam of sunlight on a red sofa. Except in Alison’s paintings, these visual constructions refer to unfathomable things, textures, spaces, veils or faces, that we’ll never get to name or see because they work through and against their conventional signs."

More of Alison's paintings can be viewed here.