Joy Drury Cox: Book Works Exhibition
Opening reception: September 16, 2016 5-7pm
Exhibition runs September 16-October 22, 2016
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Roger Williams Gallery, 77 Amherst St., Manchester, NH.
Roger Williams Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-6pm Saturday 11-5pm
New Hampshire Institute of Art proudly presents Joy Drury Cox: Book Works an exhibition featuring prints, artist books, and ephemera from Cox's three expansive punctuation studies. Over the course of the past ten years, Joy Drury Cox has made three drawing projects based on the punctuation in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, Albert Camus's The Stranger, and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. For each novel, Cox redacts the original text, leaving only the periods or commas. These works ask viewers to consider the structure, pacing, and patterns of each novel in a new way. Limited edition artist books accompany each of the three original drawing projects, and these publications have been included in the collections of several institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library.
Joy Drury Cox was born in Atlanta, GA. In 2001, she graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University. She earned her M.F.A. from the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida in 2006. She has exhibited at various galleries and art spaces in New York City, as well as in venues internationally. In the fall of 2014, she had solo shows in New York City at Launch F18 and Workshop at Christian Berst Gallery. Along with making art, Joy is currently a lecturer in the Art Department at UNC Chapel Hill, where she teaches photography and two-dimensional design.
This exhibition is free and open to the public. For additional information please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.