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 [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.

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  touffffu@yahoo.fr and more of his work can be seen at Flickr.

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