Dust

Marc Fox draws his stuff. For Dust, his self-described “meditation on ownership,” Fox drew over a thousand items sitting around his studio. Furniture, art supplies, toys, cameras, knickknacks, eating utensils and musical instruments were all rendered in detailed ink prints and displayed on several backgrounds. This month, the installation is in the Rice Gallery as part of its Summer Window Series. The rows and rows of background-less objects give the weird impression that they are floating in space or have suddenly been thrown into the air. It’s a strangely exact show of clutter, and it’s not entirely clear if Fox is embracing, analyzing or parodying the packrat lifestyle.

The Rice Gallery is closed for the summer, but you can see Dust through the gallery’s front window 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Through August 29. Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-6069 or visit www.ricegallery.org. Free.
Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: May 29. Continues through Aug. 29, 2008

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