Impression № 040a: Avatar #2 – Minotaur

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 [], Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia [] and Packer /Schopf Gallery in Chicago [].

His contributions to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

Impression № 038: Taurus

Gaëtan Vanparijs brings us this rather affable fellow.

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A native of Brussels, Gaëtan Vanparijs is a student in Art School St Luc. He frequently exhibits and enters competitions to spread to share his universe. Through “l’étrange vie des autres” (“The strange life of Others”), he inserts a touch of the absurd in everyday life scenes, leaving each reader to his own interpretation. He is currently working on a book about illustrated Monsters Biographies. He is influenced by  movies and the Belgian surrealism that surrounds me. He can be reached at and more of his work can be seen at Flickr.

His other contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.