The Diamond and Cedric Combo with side of Paul Klee

Paul's Diamond by Diamond Snowden and Cedric Michael Cox


Working with Visionaries and Voices artist Diamond Snowden for Double Vision II ,was an absolute pleasure. As a studio coordinator at V&V, I have always shared with Diamond my experiences working in my studio and the ritual of painting. The Visionaries and Voices Double Vision project was a chance for both Diamond and I to collaborate and understand each other’s process. Side by side in my studio and at V&V we planed and executed this painting together pushing, pulling and refining architectonic imagery that referenced allegories in music and urban text design and pattern. The piece “Paul’s Diamond” is named after Paul Klee. Like Mr. Klee, Diamond also had an influence on me. He not only created a design that celebrated both of our interest in representational abstraction, he also gave me new insight on a recent piece that I am currently working on. Come out and see other great collaborations of V&V artist with other local artist at Double Vision on April 23rd at Memorial Hall.
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Art to Empower: Article in Street Vibes


Thank you Saad Ghosn for including me in your Artist as Activist column in the March issue of Street Vibes Magazine. Streetvibes is a street newspaper that provides relevant discussion of homelessness, poverty, and other related social justice issues. To learn more about Street Vibes follow this link http://streetvibes.wordpress.com/program/
photo by Saad Ghosn

“Chocolat” at Prairie


Thank you Brian Joiner for inviting to be apart of your league of creative visionaries in the Chocolate Exhibition at Prairie Gallery. Once again you challenged me to not only think outside the box but to pull from the sensuality that the subject matter(chocolate) already evokes to the senses. Along with the work of Gustav Klimpt and Alphonse Mucha you have once again inspired me.  A portion of proceeds from the exhibition’s sales benefit the Taft Museum of Art’s Duncanson Society.
Follow these links to other articles written about the show
http://www.aeqai.com/articles/012011a.htm
http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-22196-the-posthumously-working-artist.html

Gallery Swarm Exhibition


I very happy to announce my return to Chicago with my latest exhibition at Gallery Swarm with native Chicago artist James Schneider. The Opening Reception is January 21st and the exhibition will continue through February 13th.