Renée Cox

December 15 - April 22, 2018

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Cox transforms her photographic portraits into hypnotic video and mandala-like reliefs.

Pioneering photographer Renée Cox, stirrer of controversy and breaker of boundaries, debuts her new series of work Soul Culture at the CMA. Cox continues to deconstruct issues of race and gender using the body as central image to promote positivity and empowerment. In this series, Cox transforms her photographic portraits into hypnotic video and mandala-like reliefs that are influenced by Hindu and Buddhist religious art, the visual escapism of 1960s psychedelia, and the use of fractals in African culture. Digitally manipulated images are cut and handwoven into unique kaleidoscopic “paintings.” The artist creates mesmerizing work designed to let our minds go and find meditative peace.

Learn more about the exhibition with our multimedia tour featuring in-depth discussions with experts from both inside and outside the art world.

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From the Exhibition

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The Awakening of Mr. Adams...,

Renée Cox

The Awakening of Mr. Adams..., (2016)

Renée Cox

Mixed media

76 ½ x 48 x 5”

Courtesy of the artist

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An Infinite Spirit (Black Girl Magic)

Renée Cox

An Infinite Spirit (Black Girl Magic) (2016)

Renée Cox

Mixed media

76 ¼ x 76 ½” x 6”

Courtesy of the artist

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Elemental Entities

Renée Cox

Elemental Entities (2016)

Renée Cox

Mixed media

76 ½ x 40” x 5”

Courtesy of the artist

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The Ajak Web Cycle

Renée Cox

The Ajak Web Cycle (2016)

Renée Cox

Mixed media

46” x 46” x 5”

Courtesy of the artist

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The Self Similarity of the Selfie

Renée Cox

The Self Similarity of the Selfie (2016)

Renée Cox

Mixed media

76 ½” x 48” x 5”

Courtesy of the artist

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Pioneering photographer Renée Cox, stirrer of controversy and breaker of boundaries, debuts her new series of work, Soul Culture, at the CMA. Cox continues to deconstruct issues of race and gender using the body as central image to promote positivity and empowerment.

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