Michael James Fox, Plastics *signed
Writing for the current issue of FOAM magazine, Lucy Kumara Moore says...
'In this recent publication from Perimeter Books in Australia, Michael J Fox’s photographs of plastic sheeting and sacks draw attention to the aesthetic and functional qualities of this ubiquitous material - skin-like, translucent, liminal, protective, concealing and insulating. Photographs of plastic coverings over cars, buildings, plants, and people sheltering from wind or rain are interspersed with images of plastic sacks filled with sand or ice. There are also close-ups of crinkled plastic sheeting, lit from the other side so that the spaces contained are filled with a diffused light. These are photographs of light itself, coloured with tints of peach, mint green and bruise purple. Fox deploys his subject as a way to explore form, shape, light, abstraction and sensuality - his photographs of classical sculptures of women concealed beneath white sheeting are strangely sexy, while the bags of ice and cars covered with plastic suggest temperature and the dissipation of energy in a sophisticated and precise photographic language.'
48 pp, 27 x 21 cm, paperback, English