Can’t Touch This: Visualization and Technology

Exhibit Dates: April 10-19, 2018
Closing Reception: April 19, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This unique exhibit, including members from the UCO Design Department, represented digital visualization methods in the form of Augmented and Virtual Reality. There was no physical media, only projected or display driven imagery, ranging in scale from phones and tablets to flat panels and projection screens. . . .  read more

Momentum: Spotlight Artists

Exhibit Dates: March 13-29, 2018
Opening Reception: March 13, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition supports Oklahoma’s emerging artists, aged 30 and under through their annual exhibition, Momentum. This exhibition, curated by guest curator Katherine Brodbeck and emerging curator Bianca Martucci-Fink, includes a survey of 76 artworks as well as three selected spotlight artists to create new, exhibition-specific works. Artists highlighted are Marissa Raglin, Chris Schultz and Brenna Baer. . . .  read more

CONTINUUM

Exhibit Dates: March 1-29, 2018
Opening Reception: March 1, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Melton Gallery is pleased to host the group exhibit CONTINUUM, showcasing the legacy of past and present UCO ceramics faculty Gayle Singer, Barbara Weidell, and Eric Hoefer, and the work of CFAD’s new Dean, Steve Hansen in March of 2018. This dynamic group of ceramists will display their talent in the form of 3D sculpture ranging from pop-art teapots to anthropomorphic figures, exploring the diversity, scope, and continuum of the art of ceramics. The exhibit will be open March 1-29. . . .  read more

Mindscape: The Subjective Realism of Steve Breerwood

Exhibit Dates: February 1-22, 2018
Opening Reception: February 1, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Steve Breerwood’s paintings, while varying in subject, all relate back to the relationship with his inner-self, “the space between my own ears.” His oil paintings, which represent both figurative and imaginative scenes of individuals in solitude, blue-collar employees of corporate industries like Wal-Mart, and dream-like imagery, challenge our perception of the self and represent how we, internally, interpret reality. His work is layered in human experience, and based as an autobiographical narrative, gives the viewer a glimpse into our collective subjective reality. . . .  read more

Layered Perspectives

Exhibit Dates: November 2-30, 2017
Opening Reception: November 2, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In this multiple exposure photography series, UCO New Media Faculty, David Webber, explores the idea of “making something out of nothing” in his photographs inspired by Alred Stieglitz’s cloud series, Equivalents. These photographs start with images from New Orleans, and through transformation, become hybrid forms, confusing boundaries of their reference. As viewers, we are challenged to look at this iconic cityscape from multiple and layered perspectives, like concrete clouds, and consider how the history of a city – it’s structure, population, and even tragedy – shapes our overall perception of place. . . .  read more

Synthesis (Re)Action: Aesthetics in the Arts and Sciences

Exhibit Dates: October 5-26, 2017
Opening Reception: October 5, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A synthesis reaction is a chemical reaction in which two or more simple substances combine to form a more complex product. In UCO Art faculty Elizabeth Brown’s work, we see the combination of the visual arts and sciences, the creation of works that mirror elements of existing organic life and combine synthetic and non-traditional materials to create a tension between the definable and the indefinable. . . .  read more

Brandi Downham: Restructuring Vulnerability

Exhibit Dates: September 4-28, 2017
Opening Reception: September 7, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

UCO alumnae Brandi Downham opens up the fall 2017 school year with her solo exhibit, Restructuring Vulnerability. Her abstract paintings, both large and medium scale, explore personal identity and emotion through fluid colors, structured lines, and glimpses of handwritten text. This exhibit restructures the concept of vulnerability by adding linear elements to an otherwise fluid scene and challenging connotations involved with sensitivity and emotion. . . .  read more

Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo

Exhibit Dates: May 15-June 20, 2017
Opening Reception: June 1, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Consisting of 41 black-and-white photographs taken between 1988 and 1992, the exhibit documents the gay rodeo circuit and the lives of many of its participants in those years. The collected body of work not only serves as a stunning example of black-and- white portraiture and rodeo photography, it also explores the diverse and complex natures of individual and community identity in the West. . . .  read more

Contemporary Ceramic Art

Exhibit Dates: March 2-17, 2017
Opening Reception: March 2, 2017| 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Joe Molinaro and Richard Burkett have been conducting research and writing about the ceramic traditions of the Amazon region of Ecuador for nearly 25 years. Contemporary Ceramics from North and South America is an exhibition of their ceramic work along with pottery they collected while doing research in the Amazon region. . . .  read more