Grant Wood Fellow Talk: Brandon Coley Cox "Process and Practice"
7:30 PM–8:30 PM
240 Art Building West
141 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City
Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking, Brandon Coley Cox will discuss the ideas within several of his bodies of work and how they have changed over time. His focus on the creation of conceptually driven processes and uses of material as they relate to Western imaging will drive the bulk of the conversation.
Brandon Coley Cox is an emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He recently earned his MFA from Yale University and is one the current Grant Wood Fellowship recipients at the University of Iowa. Cox has also been awarded other residencies in the past at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Times Square and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Cox has work in several permanent collections including The International Print Museum in Southern California and the Museum of Paper and Watermark in Fabriano, Italy.
His current studio practice involves creating paper that is various shades of black, embedded with specifically chosen objects. Hammered pieces of metal, meteorites, powdered tires, shredded steel bits, natural crystals, etched copper plates, and royal purple velvet fabrics all combine within one piece to create an unexpected yet intriguing experience that directly relates to being able to perceive a kind of blackness that is not so easily definable.
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