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Joy Drury Cox
updated: 10/31/2012
website: www.joydrurycox.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Every State I Ever Set Foot In (2007)
Certificate of Live Birth, State of Georgia, Local File # 015456, State File #11078-074654, Filed Nov. 21, 1978
Personal Check, Wachovia
Blank Timecard from 88 N. 11th Street Brooklyn, NY
Roulette Receipt #198046, $10.84
Certificate of Death, State of New York, Sample Copy
Queens Typewriter Co., Inc., Sales Order # 25166, $65.00
Certificate of Death, State of Georgia (In Memory of B.D.)
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 37)
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 63)
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 127)
Stranger (Detail of Translator's Note)
Stranger (Detail of page 25)
Stranger (Detail of page 102)
I tried to think about next year, but couldn't get past the summer
 
Portfolio Keywords:  diagrammatic, conceptual, books, information, language, mapping, systems
 
 
Every State I Ever Set Foot In (2007) by Joy Drury Cox
Every State I Ever Set Foot In (2007)
ink on mylar, graph paper
2007
10.5" x  7.5" 
Certificate of Live Birth, State of Georgia, Local File # 015456, State File #11078-074654, Filed Nov. 21, 1978 by Joy Drury Cox
Certificate of Live Birth, State of Georgia, Local File # 015456, State File #11078-074654, Filed Nov. 21, 1978
graphite on paper
2007
17" x  14" 
Personal Check, Wachovia by Joy Drury Cox
Personal Check, Wachovia
graphite on paper
2006
10" x  9" 
Blank Timecard from 88 N. 11th Street Brooklyn, NY by Joy Drury Cox
Blank Timecard from 88 N. 11th Street Brooklyn, NY
graphite on paper
2007
17" x  14" 
Roulette Receipt #198046, $10.84 by Joy Drury Cox
Roulette Receipt #198046, $10.84
graphite on paper
2007
11.5" x  9" 
Certificate of Death, State of New York, Sample Copy by Joy Drury Cox
Certificate of Death, State of New York, Sample Copy
graphite on paper
2007
17" x  14" 
Queens Typewriter Co., Inc., Sales Order # 25166, $65.00 by Joy Drury Cox
Queens Typewriter Co., Inc., Sales Order # 25166, $65.00
graphite on paper
2007
17" x  14" 
Certificate of Death, State of Georgia (In Memory of B.D.) by Joy Drury Cox
Certificate of Death, State of Georgia (In Memory of B.D.)
graphite on paper
2007
17" x  14" 
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 37) by Joy Drury Cox
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 37)
ink on mylar
2003-
Dimensions variable
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 63) by Joy Drury Cox
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 63)
ink on mylar
2003-
Dimensions variable
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 127) by Joy Drury Cox
Old Man and Sea (detail of page 127)
ink on mylar
2003-
Dimensions variable
Stranger (Detail of Translator's Note) by Joy Drury Cox
Stranger (Detail of Translator's Note)
ink on mylar
2007
Dimensions variable
Stranger (Detail of page 25) by Joy Drury Cox
Stranger (Detail of page 25)
ink on mylar
2007
Dimensions variable
Stranger (Detail of page 102) by Joy Drury Cox
Stranger (Detail of page 102)
ink on mylar
2007
Dimensions variable
I tried to think about next year, but couldn't get past the summer by Joy Drury Cox
I tried to think about next year, but couldn't get past the summer
ink on paper
Feb. 22, 2005
11" x  8.5" 

Artist Statement

 These drawings require presence and quiet, both in the making and viewing, which in turn, opens up space for thought. Prior to and during the making of these drawings, I was thinking a great deal about time and how is measured, experienced, and valued. This has led me to consider notions of labor, both artistic and institutionalized. In both product and production, the question of “form” seems crucial. Often the most quiet, unobtrusive forms have the most powerful influence on everyday life. The “spaces” of the form become a place for the individual to construct him or herself for another entity.

       These forms also point to a type of mapping of bodies, places, and exchanges.  Mapping, when applied to alternate forms like literature, opens up new possibilities for understanding language and our relationship to it.  My work is an interrogation into the less visible structures of everyday life. I feel it is important to make connections between everyday life and artistic practice as a means to understand both in new ways.

Artist Bio / CV

Joy Drury Cox was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended Emory University where she earned a B.A. in English and a minor in Studio Art. She graduated from the University of Florida with an M.F.A. in Studio Art in 2006. She has a healthy book buying habit, and dreams of the ocean regularly.

Her first publication, Old Man and Sea was published by Conveyor Arts in 2012.