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DUET: Katherine and Jonathan Cox

PRESS RELEASE

Artists Katherine and Jonathan recall natural forms, and incorporate wood and stone either as material or subject matter, achieving different levels of intimacy and physical relationships with their audiences.



For Immediate Release: April 26, 2013                                               

Contact: 304-345-1038

DUET: NEW WORKS ON PAPER AND SCULPTURE BY KATHERINE and JONATHAN COX                           

OPENS MAY 18 AT THE ART STORE                             


(Charleston, WV)…Artists Katherine and Jonathan Cox will show new works on paper and sculpture, respectively in their DUET exhibition which opens Saturday, May 18th beginning with a talk by the artists at 5:30PM.  A reception to honor the artists will follow.  The DUET exhibition is the couple’s second exhibition together, and their first at The Art Store. The exhibition will continue through June 7. 

Katherine Cox is an artist, teacher and the current Director of Education at the Huntington Museum of Art. She has served also as a drawing instructor at Marshall University.  She holds a B.F.A. and M.A.T.  from Jacksonville University and completed additional studies at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Institute of Boston. Her work has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Muse Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, the Anderson Creative Gallery, Canton, OH and the Massoni Gallery in Chestertown, Maryland.

Jonathan Cox is a sculptor working primarily in wood and stone. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Florida and his M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Since 1999, he has nurtured an increasingly growing sculpture program at Marshall University where he continues to serve as the Professor of Sculpture. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions including the Cargoes exhibition at the Avampato Discovery Museum at The Clay Center in Charleston, WV. He has also been commissioned for public sculptures throughout the country such as the Fourth Police Precinct Project for the City of Richmond Public Art Collection in Virginia.

Katherine Cox’s current imagery draws from themes of coupling and uncoupling, using the natural objects as stand-ins for figures, representations of the human condition, and relationships. Her delicately rendered drawings call attention to dichotomies within seemingly simple materials such as stone, twigs, leaves, and paper.  Interest in craft and detail also appears in Jonathan’s large-scale wooden and stone sculptures. Jonathan’s woodworking acuity stems from days spent building boats with his father at an early age. Though his handling of wood constructions draw from those experiences, he has adapted his technique to develop circular forms, evolving from the upward motion of his previous series. Both artists recall natural forms, and incorporate wood and stone either as material or subject matter, though achieving different levels of intimacy and physical relationships with their audiences.

The Art Store is located in the Bridge Road Shops area of Charleston, WV on 1013 Bridge Road. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 – 5:30; Saturday 10– 5. For further information please call 345-1038 or visit the DUET exhibition online at www.theartstorewv.com. -30-

DUET: Katherine and Jonathan Cox

May 18 – Jun 7, 2013