Pin It
Favorite

Drawing as Ritual 

click to enlarge art14189widea.jpg
Drawing as Ritual

VISUAL ART Peter Cox brings Caravaggio’s strobe-lights and shadows into the 21st century CARRIE SCOZZARO

Peter Cox is an alchemist. He doesn’t just draw or paint; he conjures figures out of paper and canvas. Cox has such mastery of technique that whatever he’s creating — from a simple figure study for a torso to the nearly 7-foottall “Atalou,” with its androgynous, masked warrior figure — you can easily forget you’re looking at a two-dimensional image.

His paintings don’t seem merely historical; they make it seem as if Cox has actually been there. When he paints a figure, you can feel its presence. You can sense, for example, the weight of arms stretched overhead in “Female with Feather,” a nearly monochromatic pastel-on-masonite rendering of Cox’s wife. If you mirror the position while looking at this piece, you can feel it viscerally, how the hip

...continued on next page

Detail of Woman with Feather


  • Pin It

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • Aim High
  • Aim High

    A new arcade bar in Spokane brings video gamers back to the good ol' days
    • Aug 18, 2016
  • To Be a Tree
  • To Be a Tree

    Spokane's Heritage Tree Program recognizes the region's most prized arbor specimens
    • Aug 18, 2016
  • WEB | Interactive History
  • WEB | Interactive History

    Riverfront Park lovers gain an invaluable resource
    • Aug 18, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
CdA Summer Theatre: The Little Mermaid

CdA Summer Theatre: The Little Mermaid @ Kroc Center

Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Carrie Scozzaro

  • Feasting at the Festival
  • Feasting at the Festival

    The food lineup at Sandpoint's annual music event offers something for everyone
    • Aug 4, 2016
  • UPDATE | Floating Patio
  • UPDATE | Floating Patio

    Fish tacos are a highlight of the Bayview restaurant
    • Aug 4, 2016
  • The High Road
  • The High Road

    Spokane's Scottish Highland Games celebrate culture, community
    • Aug 4, 2016
  • More »

Most Commented On

Top Tags in
Culture & Food

Food


for your consideration


last word


Opening


beer


Readers also liked…

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation