SJU Gallery to Feature Paintings by Meghan Cox

Friday, August 10, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 10, 2012) – The work in “Posey,” a collection of paintings by Philadelphia artist Meghan Cox on exhibit at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Monday, Aug. 20, thru Friday, Sept. 21, features subjects caught in moments of ambiguous action. The exhibit opens the 2012-13 academic year for the SJU Gallery. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-8 p.m.

“Rather than tell a story, the image becomes a point of departure toward a formal composition of perception and artifice,” Cox says. “Narrative within the work is distanced in favor of attention to formalism – its visual aspects – and the organic development of design.”

“The delicate paintings in Meghan Cox’s ‘Posey’ series bring an intimate, almost voyeuristic approach to their subjects, and the layers of paint add to the mystery of the hidden faces,” says Associate Gallery Director Jeanne Bracy. “Cox playfully sets the tone for each painting by drawing attention to particular details, such as the stretch of a neck in one, or the placement of a hand in another.”

Cox received an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a B.F.A. in painting and a B.A. in art history from the University of Indiana, Bloomington. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has received grants in support of her work from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the George Sugarman Foundation. She teaches locally at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia.

Saint Joseph’s University Gallery is located in Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus at 376 Latches Lane in Lower Merion, Pa. A campus map may be viewed online. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 610-660-1840, or visit the gallery website at


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