Wednesday, April 10, 2013

John Wilcox


Trying, 1996, oil on canvas, 46 x 46 inches

LtoR: Catheral, Trying, Blacks

LtoR: Blacks, Cotton Bowl
LtoR: Paradise, Blacks, Lost

Please visit this website dedicated to John Wilcox.  This website is sponsored by The Ioannes* Project. The Project is dedicated to the art and legacy of John Wilcox, a Texas artist whose contemporary, minimalist style was unique and powerful in its depth and simplicity. Wilcox worked primarily with canvases but also produced innumerable works on paper and multimedia. In the wake of his death in June 2012, efforts were begun to catalogue and photograph Wilcox’s rich legacy of work as well as create opportunities for others to see and experience his art. This website is one venue for realizing those efforts. Another is the creation of a space in Dallas, Texas where rotating exhibits of Wilcox’s work will be installed in 2013 and 2014. Each installation will have a special curator. The first installation will be curated by Barry Whistler who represented Wilcox’s work for decades and is the owner of Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas. The second installation will be curated by Richard Brettell, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and Co-Director for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums at The University of Texas at Dallas. The third installation will be curated by noted fellow Texas artist and friend of Wilcox, James Magee.

Future efforts are being planned including a published work on Wilcox’s art.  As projects evolve and the digital archive develops materials and information will be posted on this website.

*Ioannes (pronounced: ee-o-an´-nace) is the ancient Greek for John and is derived from the ancient Hebrew, Jəhôħānān ,which means God is gracious.

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