Due to popular demand, the McClure Gallery has recently undertaken a second printing of the book John Fox: Refiguration. Originally published in 2010 to accompany an exhibition of the same title, the book explores the artist’s return to representation in the mid 1980s, after fifteen years of painting non-figurative images. The publication includes over 60 colour plates of the artist’s later oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, with texts by well-known art historian Sandra Paikowsky and Montreal artists Peter Krausz and Michael Smith.
John Fox (b. 1927) lived and worked in Montreal, with lengthy annual visits to Venice, Italy from the mid 1970’s until his death there in 2008. The artist was a mentor and friend to many artists in the Montreal community throughout his career. In May 2012, Battat Contemporary Gallery, Montreal, will feature a selection of John Fox’s abstract paintings. The exhibition will provide insights into the work that preceded the text and images in John Fox Refiguration.
John Fox: Refiguration is available at the McClure Gallery or through ABC Art Books Canada. Limited copies are available.