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Day Three: Mark Fox’s Untitled, 2011

Mark Fox’s work, Untitled, shows how contemporary drawing has moved into the sculptural realm. Beginning with a found object as a base (a piano bench left in his studio by a former tenant), Fox created a sculpture by gluing layer upon colorful paper layer. Appearing solid when viewed from a distance, the fragile nature of the work is evident upon closer inspection. What one cannot see is the sheet music intentionally left in the bench as a silent homage to its former owner.

Image: Mark Fox (American, born 1963). Untitled, 2011. Ink, watercolor, acrylic, marker, gouache, graphite pencil, colored pencil, ballpoint pen, and crayon on paper with PVA and piano stool, 80 x 29 x 18 inches (203.2 x 73.7 x 45.7 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Pending Acquisition Funds, 2012. © 2011 Mark Fox.

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