New Exhibition: Liquid Courage Gallery presents John Cox’s ‘Filler’

By ARC Magazine Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates
 

John Cox creates an installation of just bicycle inner-tubes, string and air. Cox has described them as “dark flowers” and this description, though more whimsical than they feel, perfectly describes their animate nature. Now, they are bursting, blacker-than-black sculptures, but as the air slowly escapes they will eventually return to limp bicycle wheels. Perhaps this regained sense of purpose will make them out of place in a gallery. The use of air inherently suggests breath and mortality, but the simple and deliberate process in the making and hanging of this work transcends such familiar associations and reveals a more formal side to Cox’s work.

New Works by John Cox

New Works by John Cox

For further information contact Tessa Whitehead or telephone 322-2202. The Liquid Courage Gallery is located at 19 Patton Street, Palmdale, Nassau. Filler  will be on view from 22nd February – 4th March.

John Cox was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1973. Cox attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a BFA in Illustration (’95) and an MAT in Art Education (’96). Currently Cox teaches art at COB in addition to directing Popopstudios – Center for the Visual Arts in Nassau, Bahamas, an artists cooperative with emphasis on contemporary visual art, he is also the chief curator at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

New Works by John Cox

New Works by John Cox

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