The Wilcox Space Installations and Catalogues

Since 2012, the O’Donnell Institute has collaborated with The Wilcox Space to present exhibitions of John Wilcox’s paintings and works on paper and to publish catalogues that document the artist’s career.

Installations

The sixth installation at The Wilcox Space opened in November 2017 and will run through Spring 2018. Curated by Laura Hartman and Arthur Peña, it is entitled Elements and Process: Selected Works of John Wilcox.


John Wilcox, Resurrection (AKA No Title “Little Green”), 1991, 18 x18 inches. 35 layers of malachite and verdigris powder in alkyd resin on glue-sized, unprimed canvas, sanded.

 

The fifth installation at The Wilcox Space surveyed Wilcox’s technical experimentation with markmaking and relief-like surfaces. Relinquishing Time: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by David Wilcox, November 2016 to October 2017.


John Wilcox, Summerland, 1996, acrylic and oil on canvas, 37 3/4 x 28 1/8 inches

 

The fourth installation, conceived in two parts by Sarah Kozlowski and Ben Lima, brought together multi-part works from throughout Wilcox’s career. John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs, curated by Sarah Kozlowski and Benjamin Lima, November 2015 to November 2016.

 


John Wilcox, Land(Scape), 1992, enamel, alkyd, graphite on linen, 27 1/4 x 79 inches

 

The third installation at The Wilcox Space presented Wilcox’s word drawings.  Private Words: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by Leigh Arnold, October 2014 to November 2015.


John Wilcox, NOWON, 1989, ink on paper, 19 1/2 x 25 inches

 

The second installation at The Wilcox Space focused on Wilcox’s early works between 1980 and 1983. John Wilcox: The Works from 1980 - 1983 - California to Texas, curated by Richard R. Brettell, November 2013  to October 2014.


John Wilcox, Atomic Thunderbird, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 30 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches

 

John Wilcox: Selected Works was the first installation at The Wilcox Space in 2013.  It was curated by Barry Whistler.


John Wilcox, Cathedral, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 77 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches

Catalogues

Each installation at The Wilcox Space is accompanied by a volume that catalogues the exhibited works and offers essays by curators, art historians, artists, and conservators. The catalogues are published by The Ioannes Project and the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and produced by Lucia | Marquand.

When complete, these volumes, The Wilcox Series, will document Wilcox’s career and form a starting point for future study of his work.

 

John Wilcox: The Works from 1980 - 1983 California to Texas

The Wilcox Series, Volume 2, 2015.  Contributors: Richard R. Brettell and Gabriel Ritter.


 

Private Words: Selected Works of John Wilcox

The Wilcox Series, Volume 3, 2016.  Contributors: Leigh Arnold and Darren Jones.