Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present The Taciturn Sea, a new body of work by Edward Walton Wilcox. According to the artist, the title Taciturn Sea stands as a metaphor for the subconscious mind. "My work takes cues from a Breughelian reality where all is allegory, social proverb and myth." Drawing on this parallel reminiscent of Moby Dick, where the sea represents a transitional place between two distinct states and a respect for the dark depths of the unforgiving and ever changing ocean, Wilcox creates a powerful body of self-confrontation and introspection.
The work of Edward Walton Wilcox has been described by the LA Times as "Southern California Noir." Wilcox combines his passion for Late Gothic fantasy of Durer, Hieronymus Bosch and Dutch Golden Age painting with his own personal romanticism. A classic painterly hand holds ground as a strong characteristic of Wilcox's cerebral landscapes, which have a slight Surrealist quality.
Wilcox's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe and has appeared in publications such as The LA Times, LA WEEKLY, Juxtapoz, Coagula Art Journal, O&S, Art Ltd. and FLAUNT Magazine.