Caroline Cox, Spin
In adjoining rooms inside a project studio at the Clocktower Gallery, Caroline Cox juxtaposed two installations; Spin, a sprawling, immersive work made of hand sewn white vegetable packaging mesh is sited in an all black environment, and OrangeBlueOrange is a piece that emphasizes saturated colored shadows cast in part by acrylic balls that simultaneously reflect their surroundings.
Both works grew organically out of Cox’s improvisational process where manufactured objects are repeatedly altered and manipulated in ways that subvert their traditional function while documenting their subtle interactions with such natural phenomenon as light, space and gravity. By entwining associations tethered to recognizable objects with topologies of the material world Cox explores perception, questioning the relationship of subjectivity to physical matter and phenomenon.
Cox also installed ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky, Remix in the reception window of the Clocktower Gallery. This piece is comprised of hundreds of glass lens suspended over an array of convex and concave mirrors to create a kaleidoscopic, ever mutating optical field.
"Although you don’t literally leave the ground, the sculptures’ pulsing aureoles do their best to convince you otherwise. One moment you’re in the institutional-white hallway of a neglected municipal building and the next you’re among star clusters and jellyfish, crepuscular clouds and aggregating amoebae.
Cox melds a sculptor’s sense of materials, solids and voids with a stage designer’s gift for lighting and space. In her work, which consists of synthetic netting, mirrors, lenses and clear acrylic balls, abstraction is less a distillation of form than an analogy for the textures of life." - Thomas Micchelli for Hyperallergic.