The D’Aguilar Art Foundation is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Balance/ Reflection”, featuring works by John Cox that have found a home in the expansive Dawn Davies collection.
For John Cox, balance is not so much a goal as a constant exercise in conscious creativity. Engaging the lifecycle of balance — struggle, transcendence and acceptance — he often manifests in his artwork a sense of a spiritual journey. His sculptural chairs and tables; emblematic objects; and images of struggle, love or desire offer reflections of our own cycles.
Designed to integrate into a home-life, John Cox’s work has found the perfect home at Callaloo, Dawn Davies’ home. Davies has collected artwork since 1969, and although her collection exceeds her wall and floor space now, she lives with an abundance of artwork, John’s included. Davies knows the works intimately, having now lived with them longer than the artist themselves. She designs pedestals and plinths, marries works together in surprising ways and places them in spaces that have personal meaning, which, in turn, gives the work new layers and values.
The D’Aguilar Art Foundation is delighted to present a selection of John Cox’s work spanning from his days as a student at Rhode Island School of Design to the present. These are pieces that Davies has curated into her life, offering the public a look at the union of these two committed practices: the making of art and the nurturing of art.
Balance/Reflection will be on display at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation from May 26 to August 13. The D’Aguilar Art Foundation is located on Virginia Street and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by prior arrangement