Best of Phoenix

Artist Eric Cox Feels Hecho en Phoenix

Best of Phoenix hits newsstands Sept. 26. In conjunction with this year's Vintage Phoenix theme, New Times is collaborating with R. Pela Contemporary Art to present "Hot Plate!" It's an exhibition of one-of-a-kind, Phoenix-inspired commemorative plates made by local artists. Leading up to the show's Oct. 4 opening, we're profiling each of the contributing artists and visiting their studios. Today: Eric Cox.

You'll need a weed wacker to get to the front door of painter Eric Cox's historic district home, every room of which doubles as a studio for the artist. Along with artwork, Cox's dining room sports a bed used mostly as a work table; the bedroom is a workshop/painting area neatly crammed with tools and spray paint cans, and, amid the visual overload, he's eked out a real seating area in the front room of his charming 1920s abode.

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Kathleen Vanesian