Regaining Consciousness With Public Art

  This was first published on September 11, 2016 to Art Review Oklahoma.   In one of my favorite books, Incognito: Secret Lives of the Brain, one point author David Eagleman makes is how our brains are able to run on ‘autopilot’ when doing familiar activities while preoccupying the active part of our brains with […]

Art Talks: Greenbelt Meridian

In the third installment of Art Talks, art critics Mary Kathryn Moeller and Krystle Brewer scratch the surface of a complex exhibition. Greenbelt Meridian is an exhibition by artist couple James and Yiren Galagher that addresses the issues of the amensalistic, and sometime parasitic, relationship between humans and nature. They pose the idea of creating […]

Art Talks: Overlap

In the second installment of Art Talks, art critic Mary Kathryn Moeller visits with Oklahoma City -based artist Amanda Bradway. Together they tour her exhibition entitled Overlap at 108 Contemporary in downtown Tulsa. Bradway’s work, and that of Pennsylvania artist Lindsay Ketterer Gates with whom she is partnered, involves the layering of materials and explores […]

Meanderings

Sound and visual artist Jorge Bachman is Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History’s current visiting artist. In the spring semester of 2014 he will be teaching a multimedia art class for students, but his first visit on campus was a talk and demonstration titled Meanderings. At his talk he gave […]

Sharing a Process

Last month the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art officially opened to the public. For the opening there were two exhibits: a collection of process drawings from the architects and Highlights from the Permanent Collection. These exhibitions were to pay homage to the building’s history as a WPA post office and to show the building’s […]

Curating Visual Dialogues

The long awaited Oklahoma State University Museum of Art opened its doors to the public for the first time last night. When I first started at OSUMA as a Graduate Research Assistant, the collection was not even all in one organized location. It’s amazing that in just over a year we went from hunting down […]

No Longer Empty

Manon Sloame, President and Chief Curator of New York City based non-profit No Longer Empty, recently visited Oklahoma City and Norman to talk to people in the arts communities about the model and process of her organization. Pop-up art shows in vacant storefronts is not a new concept. Many cities have found this to be […]