Jamaican artist Renee Cox hailed as art influencer
KINGSTON, Jamaica — If the buzz you're hearing among local art-enthusiasts appears to be getting louder, it's because a Jamaican artist has received a major boost on the international scene.
Artist Renee Cox, who hails from Colegate, St Mary and is a leading avant garde performance artist and curator in New York City, is featured in Camille Paglia's just released book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars.
The Philadelphia-based culture critic, art historian and expert provocateur, has included Cox's Chillin’ with Liberty as one of the 29 wide-ranging works —paintings to sculpture to performance art to digital art — that she sees as “defining works of art”. Each work is paired with a relatively short and compulsively readable essay.
Renee Cox, Chillin’ with Liberty. The crime of slavery remains America’s incurable headache. Like a warrior born from the goddess’s brow, Raje is welcoming the future but forgetting nothing.