“His recent death in 2012—at the age of 57—leaves much of his work to be showcased,” Whistler says of Wilcox, whose studio he maintains as a satellite venue with the help of the artist’s brother, David. “His concise paintings highlight the delicate value of line, texture, and language, but focus on the mortality of our own short life cycles. John’s work utilizes a minimal aesthetic without sacrificing humility.” Of the Dallas Art Fair booth, he names a six-foot painting of the artist’s bed, to scale, as leading the charge. “Its careful pointillism speaks to a temporal emphasis on the space of a resting body,” he says. “Wilcox leaves room to reflect upon the spaces in which we take refuge.” To learn more about the works, stop by Whistler’s booth at the Dallas Art Fair or explore the works on Artsy.
For more information on the history of the Dallas art scene, explore the Dallas Museum of Art’s DallasSITES.