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Artist of the Month
October 2017

Artist of the Month

Stephan Cox

Since his transition from painting and printmaking in 1979, Stephan Cox, who works alone, has continually developed and refined techniques and methods for carving and assembling glass sculpture that are singular to his art. Stephan is represented by Okay Spark gallery.

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Stephan Cox

Artist of the Month

Artist Statement:

The malleable liquidity of glass is endlessly appealing, and I use the interplay of color, form, texture, and light to achieve a compelling frozen moment. After blowing and shaping various elements, I go to my machines, benches, and tables where - using techniques I've developed that are unique to my work - I cut, carve, and assemble. I prefer to work alone, and this solitary study allows me to distill my thoughts and plans. - Stephan Cox

About Stephan Cox

Stephan Cox is an American mutt raised on sport, art, and the great outdoors. He has been influenced by an explosion of music, fiction, doggerel, and crazy art; and inspired by the high white noise of creativity. 

Through the years, additional disciplines were allowed into the tent. At university he walked from the print shop to the hot glass shop and previous concepts of the possible were knocked on their ear. The melding of the physically demanding with the creation of art was perfect for the dexterous youngster. If he could avoid the pitfalls of precocity and deal with the tyrannies of technique, he thought, there might well be something there.

Many years and pratfalls later, Cox is still fiddling with his building blocks of color, form, texture, and light; an artistic mirepoix often highly spiced with myriad mystical meaning and topped with a pinch of puzzlement and humor.

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Acknowledgment of Gallery:
We are grateful to Okay Spark Gallery for providing the Artist of the Month.

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The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass.

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