Belinda Fox | Yield: Artist Talk: Thursday September 7, 5-7 PM

31 August - 30 September 2023
Maybaum Gallery is pleased to present its fourth solo show with gallery artist Belinda Fox. Yield comprises the artist’s recent work, a multidisciplinary array of two dimensional explorations into the everyday beauty of the natural world and the capacity of artmaking to reflect the process and possibility in human transformation. 
Marked by a deep concern for the human experience and the natural world, Belinda Fox’s work deploys a multitude of artistic techniques to address her expansive subject matter. Fox, who was born in Melbourne and formally trained as a printmaker, uses multiple material approaches in her compositions. A single image might contain the careful and considered lines of a masterful drawing combined with the loose and gestural application of watercolor or acrylic paint. These starkly opposing methods are deployed so deftly that it can take the viewer a moment to sense how intricate and textured her works are. The control of her lines against the pulsing, slippery sense of color and pigment are a perfect metaphor for Fox’s interpretation of the beauty and the chaos of living in the contemporary moment.
“Yield has a double-edged meaning. It is a nod to the return of all the hard work that these shows embody, but it is related to my personal challenges of yielding to pressures – to give way to change and to appreciate the work I produce. My work is always grifting off everyday life and the bigger picture of politics and environmental challenges. For me, these things all mix together. A strong compositional flux is also in play throughout the show. Building foundations, breaking them down, nesting, protecting, celebrating nature’s brilliance, and yielding to the powers of our complex lives whilst trying to be a better person, a better artist.”
- Belinda Fox
Each piece is an amalgamation of Fox’s interdisciplinary practice. The very surface where her techniques intermix pays homage to Fox’s roots in printmaking, mark making, textures, and materiality, and allows the viewer to observe the “worlds within worlds” that are so characteristic of her work. A feather in the wing of one of Fox’s birds might contain an entire abstract painting in and of itself. These intricate details offer the viewer a contemplative experience, a portal to new ways of seeing and looking at the world, and a safe space to yield to its never ending dichotomies.
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