December 13, 2013 – January 24, 2014 Reception for the artist, Friday, December 13 6 – 8 pm
Transformation of materials is evident throughout his mediums including pigmented wood putties, cast patinated lead, digital printing on mylar, and cast pigmented beeswax among others. Heat, what Joseph Beuys has called a metaphor for thought, is often employed by Cox to create his art. It is Cox’s intention that his pieces are seductive from a distance, and upon close inspection, reward the viewer with nuance and an intimate beauty, which he does not feel is anachronistic.
Cox received an MFA from RISD, and was an assistant professor of art at San Diego State University until he resigned in 1982 to become a full-time artist. Kris has had over 50 one-man shows, and has works in many museum and other prestigious collections.
January 31 – March 5, 2014 Reception for the artist, Friday, March 5 6 – 8 pm
“It is a paradox of nature that while considering the world around us, we are constantly reminded of questions that transcend what we actually see. I can only wonder about the forces that create a particular place as a particular moment, and the serendipity of being there. I paint landscapes as impressions of places and the feelings we associate with that moment. They are expressions, though, of what ultimately can not be understood in a purely narrative sense. The characteristics of my paintings are an emphasis on color and abstract patterns. The two weave around objects from the natural landscape and coalesce as shape and movement influenced by mood, light, and space.”