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.