USD M.F.A. student showcases paintings through graduate exhibit

VERMILLION, S.D. -- John Charles Cox, graduate student at The University of South Dakota, is presenting his Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, “Envisage (Invention) = Analysis + Allegory + Affixation,” in Galleries D and F, at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., from May 14 through July 25. A reception for Cox is scheduled for May 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Cox, from Duluth, Minn., has studied painting at USD since 2007. His work focuses on the analysis of individual and multiple viewpoints through the construction of contemporary mythological figures using analysis, fragmentation and hybrids of imagery and media. After receiving his M.F.A., Cox plans to teach in a small collegiate environment.

“Envisage (Invention) = Analysis + Allegory + Affixation” is available for public viewing Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about this exhibit, please contact the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, which is located at 301 S. Main Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D., at (605) 367-7397 or e-mail