REILLY D. COX
& BRENNAN EMMETT COX
THE ADIRONDACK REVIEW
COPYRIGHT © 2018
ISSN: 1533 2063
A note about the text/images:
"Chap" comes as a collaboration between brothers as they try to negotiate grief and art making in the years since their father's death. Brennan, having found a box of photographs of their father, taken largely by their mother, creates collages and paintings that try to grapple with the image they held or were taught of a man who could be joyful and considerate one minute and violent the next. In response, Reilly takes erasures-turned-centos from James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, paired with prose both exploring the project as well as their invented Father, and mimics a text-wrapping technique that their father used for a series of self-portraits made when he was younger.
REILLY D. COX is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. They had attended Washington College and the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. They have work available or forthcoming by the Academy of American Poets, Always Crashing, Cigar City Journal, foothill, and Iron Horse Literary Review.
BRENNAN EMMETT COX currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. He investigates abandonment and absence, creating portraits of human presence even where life appears to be absent. This past year, he was accepted into the Headstart Artist Residency in Barcelona where he taught several screen-printing workshops as well as displayed work in Barcelona’s gallery district. He is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied both English Literature and Painting. During his senior year, he was a member of the University of Maryland’s distinguished honors program in which he and 6 other students exhibited work in the Gateway Arts Center (2015, Brentwood, Maryland) and the Herman Maril Gallery (2016). Since that time, he has held exhibitions and residencies on the East Coast, in Barcelona, and in Lisbon.