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Judy Fox
Mermaid in Progress
Mermaid with Worm Escort
Satyr, 1998. Filled Resin (from T.C.original), casien. 68 x 30 x 25
large Octopus (Elder) in progress
Studio Worms
3/3/09 Octopus before departing for Pulse art fair
Snow White, 2007.Terra Cotta, casien,8.5 x 58 x 25 inches
Venus, 2004. Filled Resin (from T.C.original), Casien 67 x 21 x 17
Large Octopus 2. 2011 aqua-resin and casein 31 x 19 x 21 inche
Worm 7. 2011 aqua-resin and casein 55 x 10 x 14 inches
Large Octopus 1. 2011 aqua-resin and casein 43 x 11 x 10 inches
Judy Fox is a sculptor who lives and works in New York.  As an undergraduate she studied sculpture at Yale
and Skowhegan, then received a Masters in Art History and Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

        Ms Fox started showing in the East Village in 1985, pioneering contemporary figuration with her painted
nude children.   Since then has participated in numerous private and public exhibitions around the US, and
Europe. Her many awards include two from the National Endowment for the Arts, and 1 each from the
"Anonymous Was a Woman" foundation,  the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the National
Academy of Design.  She is a 2006 fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and a 2009
fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts.  Most recent solo exhibitions have been at PPOW Gallery, NY;
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; and Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills.  She has been the subject of many
reviews and articles, including features in O Magazine (2012), Sculpture Review (2010), Artnet (2007), and Art
in America (2000).
Worm 2. 2011 aqua-resin and casein 17 x 8 x 28 inches
Out of Water
P.P.O.W is pleased to announce Out of Water, our sixth solo exhibition of  sculpture by Judy Fox. Known for
her exquisitely rendered human figures, including children, that are at once iconic, psychological and
subversive, Fox employs mythological reference to reflect upon contemporary sociological issues.  In her latest
installations, virtuoso use of form extends to the surreal, with visual puns used to provoke conflicted emotional
The centerpiece of this new installation is a comely standing life-size figure of a Mermaid.  Legs pressed
together as if fused into a tailfin, hands paddling downward, she looks dreamily over her entourage.  A set of
Worms spread out before her like the writhing sea horses that pull the chariot of a Greek sea goddess.  They
are curvy and sensual --- some profiles resemble parts of naked human bodies.
If the worms embody physicality itself, the Cephalopods in the room are all head.  They look on, analytical and
judgmental.   Amusingly, they all seem to assume the characters of human prototypes --- a wise old man, a
frilly girl, a dowager, a butler. Her provocative imagery swirls with layers of mythology, science and humor.
Out of Water once again puts iconic imagery in service of an exploration of human imperatives.  Like the sea
monsters that prowled the edges of the once flat earth, the Cephalopods and Worms threaten our boundaries.
Primitive, alien, yet connected to our own predatory minds and soft flesh, they both attract and repel.  They
are a premonition of the human animal yet to evolve, and they remind us that the primordial persists within us.  
It is a fearful affinity that is allegorized in the earliest myths of creation and procreation, and is the heart of
Friar Tuck, 1995. Terra cotta, casien. 18 x 12.5 x 13
Krishna, 2001. Filled Resin (from T.C.original), Casien. 76 x 68 x 20
Sphinx, 1990-92. Terra cotta, casien. 51 x 30 x 14
David, 1992. Terra cotta, casien. 39 x 13 x 13
Saint Francis, 1990. Terra cotta, oil. 26 x 16 x 9
Rapunzel 1998, - Terra cota, Casien