The Wilcox Space Installations and Catalogues
Since 2013, the O’Donnell Institute has collaborated with The Wilcox Space to show the paintings and works on paper of John Wilcox and to publish catalogues that document his career.
The sixth installation at The Wilcox Space opened in November 2017 and ran through Spring 2018. Elements and Process: Selected Works of John Wilcox, curated by Laura Hartman and Arthur Peña.
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
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.
John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs
The Wilcox Series, Volume 4, 2018. Contributors: Sarah Kozlowski and Benjamin Lima.