Grant Cox on Artblog Radio – childhood memories and thoughts about failure, a podcast interview

Roberta and Libby interview Grant Cox in this 15-minute podcast for Artblog Radio.

Grant Cox makes sculptural installations from found objects. Often the works have kinetic components (see videos here). Grant is from the small Southern Illinois town, El Dorado, and he grew up in an artistic household that was full of stuff — especially furniture that was handed down in the family. Grant was in the recent Pickup Truck Expo at the Icebox, and we saw his work in Young Country at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (that traveling show will be on view at DCCA in the fall). He was in the exhibit Contraption at DCCA last Spring. His works are full of whimsy and childhood memories.

Grant Cox, speaking with us last month.

This episode is edited by Peter Crimmins. The music is by Eric Biondo. Thanks to the Knight Foundation for helping us get the ball rolling on this project. Thanks also to J-Lab‘s Enterprise Reporting Fund and William Penn Foundation for additional support and to our partner WHYY NewsWorks for their ongoing support. You can listen to Artblog Radio on Apple and Spotify.