Half Story Mountain
Half Story Mountain, 2013
Fiberglass and enamel
6 x 8 x 8 ft
Inspired by architecture and design, Grayson Cox’s sculptures direct viewers in their interaction with their environment and those around them.
Drawing inspiration from natural and man-made structures, Half Story Mountain presents a rock formation featuring the Le Courbusier LC-4 Chaise Longue embedded into its side. The sculpture invites a single reclining visitor to both contemplate and participate in the man-made landscape of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Manhattan skyline, and our environment at large.
Interactive and built at human scale, Grayson Cox’s sculptures direct viewers in their interaction with their environment and those around them, exploring how architecture and designed objects facilitate, motivate, and control our behavior.
Grayson Cox (b. 1979) is a New York-based artist born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His practice involves discussion, photography, printmaking, architectural building, painting, teaching and family life. Cox was awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant (2013), Emergency Grant by the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, the Visiting Scholar at the Steinhardt School, Department of Art at the New York University, a residency with the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (2012), as well as the American Austrian Foundation’s Daisy Soros Prize for Fine Arts, and the National Society of Arts & Letters National Careers Award (2002). He received his B.F.A. from Indiana University and M.F.A. from Columbia University.