Mark Fox is best known for his iconic, large-scale paper constructions made up of hundreds of small drawings. While many artists fixate on the idea of reducing and simplifying the chaos of the world around us, Fox instead garners inspiration from it. Throughout his process, he explores the element of chance and the strange narratives that can emerge from a random juxtaposition of images. Initially, he became interested in the ancillary marks from painting that accumulated on the paper around his studio. Fox began to cut these out in order to “free them from their context.” The work presented here hails from a series in which the artist interspersed found imagery with blots of ink, incidental markings, and snippets of text taken from personal items. Untitled (Fault) features text from various sacred scripts the artist copied by hand and then cut apart. Each individual piece or section is pinned to the wall, and together they create a delicate, hovering sculpture.
Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017