As It Was
ICOSA collective is proud to present As It Was, an exhibition of new works by Jonas Criscoe and B Shawn Cox exploring the transformative power of quilting. Through the use of traditional patterns, manipulated surfaces, and found materials, each artist employs a patina of touch to transform the familiar and nostalgic into a palimpsestic rendition of itself.
Jonas Criscoe Jonas Criscoe is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most notably the International Print Center in New York and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Criscoe has also been featured in various art publications, Including Art Lies and New American Painting and has been a Jerome Fellow at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and a West Prize acquisition recipient. A native of Austin, Texas, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University of Texas at Austin, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, he is on the Faculty of the Art School at The Contemporary Austin and Austin Community College and is a founding member of ICOSA.
B Shawn Cox is a full-time working artist living in Austin, Texas. Using unconventional mediums, he creates analog transformations exploring subtext of collective social and personal mythologies. Along with degrees in Architecture and Law, both from Texas Tech University, Cox incorporates insights from his own divergent life experiences (artist/lawyer/rancher) balancing his professional urban adult life with his formative rural west Texas childhood. His work is represented in galleries throughout Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming and is included in both individual and corporate collections throughout the United States.
Exhibition Dates: September 30th – Oct 29th, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, September 30th, 2022, 7-10 pm
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12-6 pmView Map