A Criminal's Story
Performance Objects by Mark Fox
DateDec 12, 1997 - Jan 31, 1998
VenueWeston Art Gallery
The Cincinnati Arts Association and the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts presents A Criminal’s Story: Performance Objects by Mark Fox, an installation of objects used in performances by an artist who takes the art of puppetry to new heights of sophistication and imagination.
Mark Fox, who has a master’s degree in painting from Stanford University in California, made a successful move into the area of theater with puppetstory at in situ gallery in 1993, and has gone on to highly acclaimed performances and installations at The Contemporary Arts Center here, and the Thread Waxing Space in New York City, to name but a few. His magical, mysterious, and sometimes disturbing images have entranced audiences throughout the country as he combines his skills as painter, animator, sculptor, and filmmaker to create highly charged scenarios that link his work to puppetry history as well as a vehicle for presenting politically or socially sensitive ideas. A Criminal’s Story is Fox’s newest production and the Weston Art Gallery will be presenting the objects he has designed for that and for previous productions in a setting complete with a small stage and dramatic theater curtain. This is a rare opportunity to share the new work of this ingenious artist and to observe how his theater projects develop through his drawings, video projections, and sculpture.