From January 18 through February 11, 2016, the exhibition “Sticks and Stones: New Work by Pam Fox” will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery. Fox lives and works in Hampden-Sydney, where she is professor of fine arts at Hampden-Sydney College. She holds her BFA and MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in communications arts and photography respectively. Fox is the recipient of many awards and honors in the arts, including two Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship Grants, two Virginia Museum Fellowships, and the Theresa Pollack Prize in Photography. Her work is represented in many corporate and museum collections, including the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
In Fox’s new photographic images, she explores a range of dichotomies such as solid and translucent, imagined and concrete, mechanical and gestural, and perceived and obscured. She says the following about the new work: “What intrigues me about photography is its compelling allusion to physical reality. This strong tie to the temporal gives photographic images the quality of having been derived from the “real” world. In creating these images, I retain a photographic connection to the physical form while fusing it with the more malleable processes of collage, drawing, and painting.”
A reception will be held for the artist from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on January 18 in Hunt Gallery. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the college’s academic year. Hunt Gallery’s schedule for the 2015-16 academic year can be found online.