Peter Fox. Courtesy of Hogar Collection.
The Hogar Collection and Eyewash art are pleased to present a two-person exhibition of new abstract art by Peter Fox and Jeanne Tremel. This exhibition brings together two non-objective artists who rely on the accident or serendipity in the process of picture making. But there the relationship shifts into completely different visual directions in their respective bodies of work.
Peter Fox loves stripes and in his ongoing “process” series allows flowing paint to produce stripes along with whorls & eddies with gravity as the animator of a sinous internal logic. What is often on display with Fox’s paintings is a playfulness that gives us a rich, poppy palette and paint that sometimes resembles drips of taffy candy. His works offer a different kind of accesibility than many artists of the abstract vocabulary. These are paintings that begged to be viewed again and again.
Jeanne Tremel works in a variety of media but in this exhibition she presents an ongoing series of works on paper. Her process is more of a balancing act, making a place where quirky accidents co-exist with oddball structures. Her compositions serve to contain contrasting notions such as; randomnes and control, ‘tangles’ and patterned structure, calmness and struggle, awkwardness and elegance, and more possibilities in metaphor.