Week 10- Artist Conversation- Helen Cox

Artist: Helen Werner Cox

Exhibition: Silent Screams

Media: Oil Paint, Pastel, Water based materials: crayons and color pencils

Gallery: CSULB School Of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: http://www.helenwernercox.com

Instagram: no Instagram

This week, I was able to see some of Helen Werner Cox work. Helen was born outside of New York, in the country. She later moved to California. She is a graduate student here at CSULB and is studying in the drawing and painting program. Some of the things that she enjoys doing when she is not working on her art is to read and do puzzles. Based on her Art that she demonstrated among all of us this Thursday, She states that her art focuses on the idea that society is being trapped in the same circle. She believes that we are in a carousel, never changing and always committing the same mistakes.

When viewing Helen’s artwork, there seems to be a constant appreciation towards painting and drawings. She uses a lot of color among it as well, and perhaps uses all the colors of the rainbow. The color gives her art so much energy like if it was alive. Her art has very geometric lines, it makes it easier for the viewer to feel like the painting or the animal inside is moving. The main ideas that were used in her art were horses, and carousels. These ideas demonstrates a little bit of reality and distortion.

When viewing Helen’s exhibit, it really

take you to make a whole different perspective among society and this cycle that she portrays. It realizes that we are in a chains that is hard to break and become free. The horse in her images represent a strong creature, making it symbolize humanity in a way. That we have the opportunity to break free from this carousel, however, we decide not to do it. Which demonstrates her frustration among society. I enjoyed her exhibit this week and her words among society. She is very eye opening, I am sure to many of us that met her this week.


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