A large, lyrical abstract painting by John Fox, Untitled No 7804 (1978, acrylic on canvas, 67 x 90 inches) was featured in the newly completed project in Montreal, Quebec, by Julie Charbonneau and Janinna Caverly. Photo by Monic Richard. See below. This same elegant image was included in an article "Design Outlook 2020" by Louis Macaulay. The article is available in the "Divas at Home" section of DINE, a Toronto-based life style publication. https://www.dinemagazine.ca/design-outlook-2020/
Abstract works by John Fox from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s describe the freedom of the world of sensations. Layers of luxurious color and light, enigmatic shapes, plays of thick and thin, contrasts of near and far. As the 1970s progressed, Fox’s remaking of architectural forms, evoking the palazzi of Venice, a city he loved, are increasingly seductive through his intensely colored tactile surfaces and shapes. He used tape to mask and unmask rectangles, circles and indefinable shapes that dance across the multi-colored surface. Fox’s late abstractions mesh the inner world of sensations with subtle references to landscape and the body, in a sophisticated celebration of the power and pleasure of painting.