SOFA Art and Design Chicago

 

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Matthew Cox exhibiting with Pentimenti Gallery

Miami Project, Booth 915

December 4 - 9, 2012

 

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Matthew Cox exhibiting with Packer Schopf Gallery

November 2 - 4, 2012

Navy Pier, Chicago

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Matthew Cox exhibiting with Pentimenti Gallery, Booth 405

 

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      Matthew Cox exhibiting with Widmer + Theodoridis Contemporary [Zurich]

      Berlin, Germany  www.previewberlin.com

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      Matthew Cox exhibiting with Widmer + Theodoridis [Zurich]

      Volta8 in Basel, Booth C 9

      Heartthrobs, Avatars and Playboys

 

 

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                           Matthew Cox exhibiting with Pentimenti Gallery

                           Room 123

                           December 1-4, 2011, Miami

 

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Matthew Cox exhibiting with

                                                                      Packer/Schopf Gallery

                                                                      Booth E-407

                                                                      December 1 -4, 2011

                                                                       http://www.pulse-art.com/miami

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Pulse Art Fair NYC with Pentimenti Gallery, Booth C 9, March 3-6, 2011

Matthew Cox, Embroidered X-rays

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Refresh, Reconstitute, Embellish by Matthew Cox
 New Embroidered X-Rays by Philadelphia Artist

c Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is pleased to announce Reconstitute, Refresh, Embellish new embroidered X-Rays by Matthew Cox will be on exhibit in the middle gallery from Feb 4- March 3, 2011 with an opening reception on Saturday, February 5th from 6-9pm.

Matthew Cox is a multi-media artist who is never afraid to experiment with materials. His works can vary from Currin-esque oil paintings on canvas to rubber stamp portraits to illustrations to assemblages and embroidered X-Rays. His intricately embroidered X-Rays breathe life into an unusual creative material creating new narratives for these seemingly discarded yet, at one time, valuable medical necessities.

Of his new body of work Cox says:

Redefinition motivates me to create my embroidered x-rays. The stark clash of two such divergent materials, cloth and medical film, is the simple catalyst. One tactile and labor-intensive, the other technical, and quickly a finished product. There's a wide historical context, one ancient, decorative, and artisanal, the other contemporary and devoid of aesthetic intention. By simply placing one of these materials on top of the other the understood purpose of each is redefined.

For me, stitching has a nurturing aspect and acts as care giving or healing to the injured, a traditionally feminine sort of action, while the x-ray itself can be considered masculine and unemotional. Additionally, these pieces engage my own recognition of what is beautiful [these separately became appealing to me at about the same time]. As an artist who takes on tedious, labor-intensive projects, I am also reacting to the ever-increasing presence of photography in contemporary art - by introducing the process of labor over the quick, slickness of film.

Redefinition of the intention of materials has increasingly become the common ground between the different objects that I make.


Matthew Cox was educated at Parsons School of Design in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited nationally in Chicago, New York, Miami, California, Tennessee and New Orleans. His work is in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Georgetown College Art Gallery. He was awarded a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship in 2003 and the prestigious Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship in the Arts (painting) in 2008. He has lived in New Orleans periodically over the last twenty years and currently lives and works in Philadelphia.


Refresh, Reconstitute, Embellish     Jonathan Ferrara Gallery   Opening February 5, 2011

New Embroidered X-rays

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Pentimenti Gallery opens it's 2010-2011 season with a group exhibition More of The Best is Yet to Come

                This Month: More of the Best is Yet to Come   September 7 - October 23

               This show features a sample of works by artists having solo exhibits in the coming season

                Upcoming: Matthew Cox   Reconstitute, Refresh      April 23 - May 30, 2011

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 I will be showing new Embroidered X-rays with Packer/ Schopf Gallery in Art Chicago, April 30 - May 3, 2010.

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Volta NY is the only New York art fair to feature a single artist installation sponsored by a representing gallery. The selection is by invitation only and I am pleased to be exhibiting with Christine Pfister of Pentimenti Gallery.

Volta NY coincides with the Armory Show, March 4 - 7, 2010. The two shows share several features including admission and a shuttle service. Come visit my installation in Booth F 10.