In Ascending Horizons — one of three exhibitions currently on view at the Weston Art Gallery — Cedric Michael Cox presents a densely hung, ambitious collection of paintings and the interesting drawings that accompany them. The gallery is packed, echoing Cox’s iconography of boxes, grids and architectural motifs Cox uses to interpret the Italianate architecture of Over-the-Rhine that inspires him.
There is an overall similarity to the works on view, as if Cox’s painted, almost calligraphic city sprawls from one canvas to another, like an uninterrupted neighborhood. A couple of very small paintings on view have a really great impact.
Ascending Horizons is on display through Dec. 5.
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