ENGINEERING AN ABSTRACTION
PETER FOX / MARK LOVEJOY / STEPHEN MAINE
September, 2017: The postmodern tendency is to avoid or dismiss the value of beauty.
The three artists in this exhibition unabashedly pursue the beauty taboo through the lens of abstraction and their unique and distinct process oriented practices.
Chance is engaged as a part of each of these artists’ processes, harkening back to the tradition of artists of the past avant-garde movements.
Stephen Maine, Peter Fox and Mark Lovejoy comment that they developed complex systems and strategies which function differently in each painting or photograph, yielding to chance only when it supports their objectives- as should we all.