In Residence: November 3 – November 29, 2003
Opening Reception: November 21, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Exhibition: continues through November 29, 2003
Lily Cox-Richard is a Virginia artist who integrates a variety of ideas, humor and form into her work, which has been recognized and exhibited around the country. She graduated with high distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts with a BFA in Jewelry-Metal Arts. Her work has been shown in the Oakland Museum Collector’s Gallery, the California College of Arts and Crafts’ Tecoah and North Gallery, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Iowa. Her work has also been mentioned in various articles and reviews, including Art of Northern California and Art in America.
Ms. Cox-Richard’s sculpture and installations are unusual and provocative in imagery and content, dealing critically with the paradoxes imbedded in what she calls “the Myths of Americana.” Following a yearlong stint riding shotgun in an eighteen-wheeler, she created a series of belt buckles inspired by the truckers she met along the way. In another project she gave herself a task in the vein of Reality TV challenges. She gave herself the assignment of finding and taking home one traffic cone a day. Cones that were placed to serve a specific purpose could not be removed. The cones were photographed and placed in an installation.
Ms. Cox-Richard proposes to create a series of large floor pieces that deals with altered perspective. Aerial photos will be translated onto floor tiles. She will collaborate with first and second graders from Denver’s Odyssey Charter School to make these “maps” of different areas of Denver. A starting place might be the Platte River, a local neighborhood, or a look at how Denver is tucked into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. An installation and exhibition will be held on Nov. 21 to celebrate the collaboration.