Sunday, March 1, 2009
Frances Cox - Brilliantly Wonderful
There were many amazing Works of Art available at the Art Against AIDS benefit this past Thursday evening. "Still Life with Pears" by Frances Cox, was among them. Cox is an Artist, who's talents—I believe—are underexposed. Her brilliant abstract still life paintings are created with Matisse-like forms, seemingly inspired by the Master's early turn-of-the-century works... "Joy of Life"  comes to mind. The fluid shapes cover the surface with richly modulated, patterns of color. Her content goes beyond the standards of sill life painting. The content becomes the form and color. The composition becomes a feast for the eyes.
My partner and I purchased "Still Life with Pears" [shown above] at the benefit auction. I placed it into a traditional frame, although I considered a solid black contemporary version. Either would have worked. We hung it in our dining room and spent the night enjoying it's brilliance.
I have worked with Frances Cox in the past. I first saw her work while curating exhibitions for a little gallery in Michigan. At that time, the Artist was working on a series of paintings dealing with the tsunami disaster. The paintings were composed of beautiful modulating patterns of teal, blue and green. I look forward to seeing what she creates next.
Additional work by Frances Cox can be found at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Door County.