Concentric Episode Series, Bone 72.01.2 2001 mixed media on wood panel 72 x 72 x 2 inches
Curtain, Red 9080.03.1 2003 mixed media on wood panel 90 x 80 x 2 inches
Curtain, Apri 8090.02.3 2002 mixed media on wood panel 80 x 90 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Chernut 72.03.1 2003 mixed media on wood panel 72 x 72 x 2 inches
Curtain, Apri M.A.P. 6175.03.1 2003 mixed media on wood panel 61 x 75 x 2 inches
Curtain, Chernut 7561.03.1 2003 mixed media on wood panel 75 x 61 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Hausa 35.00.1 2000 mixed media on wood panel 35 x 35 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Bone 48.01.1 2001 mixed media on wood panel 48 x 48 x 2 inches
Curtain, N.O.C. 9080.03.1 2003 mixed media on wood panel 90 x 80 x 2 inches
Stacker 1 2003 mixed media on four wood panels 78 x 24 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Ebony 60.03.2 2003 mixed media on wood panel 60 x 60 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Red 30.02.5 2002 mixed media on wood panel 30 x 30 x 2 inches
Stacker 2 2003 mixed media on four wood panels 78 x 32 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Ebony 30.02.5 2002 mixed media on wood panel 30 x 30 x 2 inches
Concentric Episode Series, Bamboo Rings 60.02.1 2002 mixed media on wood panel 60 x 60 x 2 inches
Stacker 3 2003 mixed media on four wood panels 78 x 32 x 2 inches

Press Release

Kris Cox
May 7 – June 7, 2003

 

John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Kris Cox. This exhibition opens Wednesday, May 7th, and will run through Saturday, June 7th.

 

The upcoming exhibition features Kris Cox's Concentric Episode Series and Curtain Series, in which he continues to explore minimalist abstraction. The Concentric Episode Series works are symbolic abstractions of time and memory, created by a process of applying multiple layers of pigmented putties on wood panels with grids that have been chased into their surfaces. Those grids, which appear irregularly throughout the layers of putty, are a metaphor for memory, while the concentric, multichromatic rings are symbolic of time. His Curtain Series, which also consists of multiple layers of pigmented wood putties, are more organic and gestural than the Concentric Episode Series. Read as translucent curtains or membranes, works from the Curtain Series suggest both a literal and metaphoric barrier between the painting and the viewer.

 

Kris Cox, a San Francisco resident, earned his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1977. He received grants from the E.D. Foundation in New York and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is included many private and public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Oakland Art Museum.

 

A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, May 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.