I am very proud to announce my solo exhibition at Caza Sikes, called “The Vivid Voice” featuring over 20 new paintings, plus selected works from collectors around the city. Opening FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH from 5pm to 9pm and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th from 11am to 4pm. See the press release below.
My good friend Lisa Desatnik and author of the Good Things Going Around featured The Clifton Cultural Arts Center Mural ” Red Hot Blues” in her latest blog.
Thanks Lisa. To read more follow this link
The exhibition Talking Blues, featuring recent paintings and drawings by Cedric Michael Cox holds a metaphoric and literal definition with works that celebrate his cubist influence, fused with literal elements from the worlds of music, architecture, nature and the eternal creative spirit.
“Historically my art draws from Cubism and the fracturing of forms through the picture plane. In contemporary terms, I deconstruct the meaning of music in particular and the elements of urban and natural environments. This past school year I had the honor of celebrating the artwork of Spanish Cubist painter Juan Gris in my lessons with my students. Unlike Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and other artist who occasionally used cubism as a means of expression, Gris stayed loyal to the movement and created works of art that still to this day inspire me. Reviewing Gris’s work and other past influences that worked in the genre ignited a new insight and interest in my painting. As Miles Davis( in Jazz) or Picasso termed the color Blue in their art forms, Talking Blues, is my own reference to the rediscovery of past influence and how it still evokes the visual experiences that arouse my senses, as I examine and interpret, the world around me, quietly and loudly.” Come out to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for the opening reception on October 2nd. The exhibition will continue through November 5th, 2015
This past winter I conducted a teen mural class for the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. Our project was to do three indoor murals for the Family Nurturing Center (FNC) of Cincinnati. For eight consecutive Saturdays my group of talented teens and I planned and executed vivid compositions that expressed the FNC’s mission of bringing families back together with support and love. From a jungle scene inspired by the works of Henri Rousseau, to a mother and child crossing a treacherous sea, and a broken home being put back together again; all three murals give parents who are waiting to meet their children something to look at that will inspire them as they face the road ahead. Thank you FNC for inviting us to create in your space. Most of all, a special thanks to Micayah Smith, Max Olderding, Lucy Lorbach, Shamia Mills, Anne Knellinger, Evan Nicole Taylor, Will Rentz Mccoy, Amaya Boyd, Katie Michael, Kurtis Rodger, Alex Wilson, Justin Mackey, and Mount St. Joseph University student Nicole Staun for helping make our vision come to life. Check out our murals below.