212Gallery is pleased to present wind in my heart by Kris Cox on exhibit from 25 January - 24 February 2013. An artist reception will be held on Thursday 7 February 6-9 pm.
Kris Cox's singular artistic process results in objects with post-minimal/modernist images. Cox's unique surfaces have a memory; his pieces are added to and subtracted from, worked and reworked. Their patina, depth, and nuance transmit a history of their making particular to Cox's craftsmanship.
The simplicity of Cox's spare compositions belies the complexity and density of the artistic, creative information therein. The tension in this duality is heightened and deepened through techniques developed by and unique to Cox-forms and color rise in a matrix of layers of pigmented wood putties which are drilled, channeled, stressed, filled, and repeatedly sanded, then finished with an intricate, hand-applied wax finish. For his new body of work, Cox uses a photographic print process that he executes with this wax finish to create 'multiples'. This edition practice has allowed Cox to further explore the sense of objectiveness and transformation in both process and materials.
Kris Cox has had over 50 one-man shows, and work included in museums and prestigious collections nationally.