Category: 2018-2019

Paul Waddell: The Radical Choice to See What You’re Looking At

Performance & Reception Date: November 1, 2019. Paul Waddell and has exhibited/performed nationally and internationally, and his “process manifests in painting, video, performance and installation. His works are responsive navigation of complicity within cultural constructs and value systems—. He constructs images through the utilization of his body, and through interactive situations with the audience.”

Flight of the Elephant

Exhibit Dates: October 4 – 25. Opening Reception: October 4, 5:30 – 7:30. Brought in by the UCO Design Department, the Melton Gallery welcomes Stacey Holloway, installation-based artist who currently works as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

For Flight of the Elephant, Holloway developed sculpture in response to design work by UCO Design Department Chair, Amy Johnson, created to promote the protection of elephants. Johnson received grant funding through WildAid, an organization that works to increase support for conservation efforts, as well as the Kirkpatrick Foundation, who generously serve the OKC community through their support of arts and culture and animal wellbeing. The opening of this event includes poster-work by UCO Design students and a musical performance by the UCO School of Music at Mitchell Hall Theater.

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.