Peter Fox ‘Que Paso’ Redwing Gallery Penzance.
This show is on from April 5th for a month, Tuesday to Sat, 11 to 5, free entry, refreshments available. The Redwing is a gallery for alternative art outside the mainstream and is a large space where Peter Fox and Ros Williams also host workshops for art and craft and have live music, poetry and film. It is a Community Interest Company and has transformed a disused shop into a lively art gallery, in Wood Street, opposite the Crown Inn in Bread Street and at the other end joining Market Jew Street on the corner where there is a light bulb shop, opposite and further down than Peacocks.
At the moment Peter Fox has a solo show; you can always find out their program of events online and on Facebook.
Peter paints and also makes constructions and decorated boxes, all his work having a lovingly hand crafted appearance with great care taken over the surfaces.
I asked Peter where his imagery comes from and it seems he likes to invite images to rise from his subconscious. He is aware of influences such as Mayan art and has since childhood liked some images that recur in his pictures such as tower. There are comets, strange spotted animals, birds etc.
What I like particularly is the way the symbols and images are placed in the compositions, implying movement like a dance around the space, probably linked to Peter’s love of Latin American music and rhythm.
I am not aware of another artist using images and symbols like this, in a clear unsentimental way, subtle and vibrant.