Red Dirt Rug - Art Prize

Poetic Embroidery

Exhibit Dates: September 6 – 27
Opening Reception: September 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Poetic Embroidery displays two large-scale installations, Tales of Woah by Kelly Rogers and Red Dirt Rug by Rena Detrixhe. Connected by the concept of story, these two artists explore variation in the process of embroidery, presenting non-traditional textile pieces through poetic expression.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.