Robert Cox Show PosterAround the Bend: Drawings and Paintings by Robert Cox

Show Dates: January 5 through February 23, 2017

Reception & Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30pm

Artist Statement

Rooted within the tradition of landscape painting, my drawings begin as field sketches and tracings that include direct documentation of the existing forms, shapes, and marks found in a specific landscape. Each drawing is a way to commemorate or document, in some tangible form, the experience of visiting a site of personal significance. The images are totemic rather than narrative – a visual iconography based on the physical characteristics of a specific place. Yet the space a region occupies within my psyche – its spiritual essence and significance – is not so easily documented. My work attempts to bridge that divide. Filtered through memory and emotion, my drawings serve as both memento and map – a reminder of the physical and sensual experience of a region, and a chart to a place beyond the tangible world.

Festival of the Cranes Exhibition Poster3rd Annual Festival of the Cranes Exhibition

Show Dates: January 14 through February 23, 2017

In the ACA Walking Gallery

In conjunction with the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge’s Festival of the Cranes, January 14-15, 2017. The juried exhibit features selected artwork from students, alumni, artists, and faculty of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College. The show includes a diverse collection of art forms and media that depicts cranes, birds, waterfowl, ducks, eagles, owls, wildlife, and nature.

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