Artist: Helen Werner Cox
Exhibition: Silent Screams
Media: ink, wood, screen, marker, paint, paper
Gallery:Max L. Gatov Gallery West
About the Artist:
Helen Werner Cox is currently a graduate student looking to complete her MFA in Drawing and Painting Figurative program. This will be her final year at CSULB. Helen is originally from Trumansburg, NY. While in New York she taught High School and middle School for 30 years before moving to Boston where she taught for 13 years. As a hobby she enjoys gardening at her home were she has California native plants and fruit trees.
Helen’s pieces are very diverse. She has large color paintings, large sketches, small sketches, a small sculpture, and a small three-dimensional panorama. the majority of the pieces in the exzhibit give the feeling of circular movement. When looking closley at the large painting. I could see large circular strokes that facilitated the circular movement of the painting.
Theme of Helen’s work revolved around the carnival atmosphere, in particular the Merry-Go-Round. In these pieces she gave the horses life where the would in real life be plastic or wood. The horses themselves look like they are screaming in all of the pieces.
I found this exhibit to be very creepy. Which meens that I enjoyed it tremendously. There was even carnival music playing in the backround and that added to the creepy atmosphere of the exhibit.