March 6 – July 30, 2023
Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to present “David Cox: What and Where Things Are” from March 6 through July 30, 2023 in the Harrison Gallery, University Commons. This solo exhibition by the Philadelphia artist and 2005 Arcadia University alum features a selection of oil and gouache paintings. These range from traditional still lifes and compositions of groups of painted wooden blocks (fabricated and arranged by the artist) to color charts and hyper-realistic renderings of clouds.
What links the various bodies of work presented in the show are Cox’s lifelong curiosity concerning the nature of reality and a drive to depict and express his existence without reliance on logical thought or the shared meaning of language influenced by his intensive research and understanding of Zen Buddhist philosophy.
David Edward Cox was born in 1976 and was raised in Montgomery County just outside of Philadelphia. He was introduced to painting at a young age, beginning work with oils at 12 years old.
At Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cox pursued undergraduate studies in philosophy and painting. Upon beginning graduate work at Arcadia University in 2003, Cox chose to focus on his study of painting, finding that as his practice progressed he was able to satisfy his passion for both subjects.
Cox’s work has been shown in New York City and throughout the Philadelphia region. Notable venues include the Profiles Gallery at New York Design Center (2016), Woodmere Art Museum (70th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2010), and at Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia (2016-17). His paintings are represented in numerous private collections.