Piece description from the artist
This was the first of two paintings I did of this house on Day Street in Cambridge, MA (just outside of Davis Square.) I spent a year and a half painting en plein aire in neighborhoods of Somerville, and Cambridge, MA. I wanted to try to be open to finding what I needed for “subject matter” in my own “backyard” ( I was living in my studio on Pearl Street, Somerville) and to delve into more experimentation with paint. The medium I used is called Galkyd, (along with walnut oil and sometimes linseed oil cut with odorless paint thinner.) I remember liking a big brown Chevy Impala parked on the street.
Rick Fox lives in Kittery, Maine, and is represented by Gallery NAGA, Boston.
Recent exhibitions include: Gallery NAGA, Boston / Field Projects Gallery, NYC / Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh UK / CICA MUSEUM, Gyeonggi-do, Korea / Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire / Prince Street Gallery, NYC and the Grunewald Gallery of Art, Indiana University. Twice a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant (Montreal), Rick also received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and the William James Association to administer and teach a painting and drawing program at the Federal Prison, FMC Devens. During the summer of 2015 he participated in the Heliker-Lahotan Foundation painting residency on Cranberry Island, ME, and he has been invited to the PLAYA residency in Oregon for the month of February, 2018.
Rick has been teaching painting and drawing full-time at the University of New Hampshire since 2010.