Dr. Hurley was delighted to find this brilliant work by Matthew Cox while doing some research on this newfangled “X-Ray” technology.
Matthew Cox tells our editors:
Redefinition of materials motivates me to create the embroidered x-rays. By joining the cold, blue, medically technical plastic of the x-ray with the colorful, decorative and tactile embroidery thread each is removed from its original intention and creates a new entity. Handling these media also gives me an opportunity to comment on the ever-increasing presence of photography in contemporary art- by introducing labor over the quick, slickness of film.
Look forward to one of these brilliant images and a few more words each day this week!
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Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia- based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work. A 2008 recipient of the Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship in Painting, Cox studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York and Otis/Parsons in Los Angeles. He exhibits his work nationally and is featured in many prominent collections. He is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans [www.jonathanferraragallery.com], Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia [www.pentimenti.com] and Packer /Schopf Gallery in Chicago [www.aronpacker.com].
His contributions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.