The evolving work is seen at Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Art 365”

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Fees of $ 12,000 for one year of work sparked intriguing reactions from artists across the state in the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Art 365” exhibit.

Curated by Grace Deveney, of New Orleans, the exhibit will run through September 18 at Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE 3, after closing August 6 at Living Arts of Tulsa.

Deveney, who connected with virtually all of the selected artists, said she was impressed with how their projects have evolved over the past year.

Salute Us is a joint exploration of their identities as “Urban Indians” by Norman printmaker Marwin Begaye and Oklahoma City dancer Maggie Boyett. Begaye simplifies bold decorative patterns in his ink and pigment prints and costume fabrics, while expressive gestures make Boyett’s videotaped “Fragmentation” dance memorable.

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Titled in charcoal, Stillwater artist Mirella Martinez's photos, born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States at a young age, cover a large wall of the gallery space.

The acrylic, watercolors and glitter paintings on wood in the series “Silver Lake” by artist Edmond Ginnie Baer are less difficult but satisfying. Semi-abstract, yet suggesting magical landscapes, Baer’s dozen works succeed in offering us “a respite from the pain, loss, sorrow and sadness that we all experience”.

There is also a low-key celebration in the sky and landscape photos by Stillwater artist Mirella Martinez, as well as in her photos of Latin Americans and Mexican Americans in “Payne” (county). Naively titled in charcoal, the photos of Martinez, who was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States at a young age, cover a large wall of gallery space.

Tulsa artist Naima Lowe assembled “4,753 pieces of construction hardware into 97 sets resembling necklaces or key chains, suspended from a brightly colored paracord … held together by … an elastic cord.” for his artistic project.

“A token replaces something of value,” said Lowe, who opened a retail design store in 2020, of his unusual “Sum Total” installation, labeled with dangling labels.

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Tulsa artist Naima Lowe assembled pieces of construction material into sets resembling necklaces or key chains, suspended from a brightly colored paracord held together by an elastic cord.

In “Hi, Hi, Hi, Highway”, Crystal Z. Campbell combines projected images (including a rotating black and white pattern) with large striped streamers and sound recordings like those of a highway under construction (by artists ).

“I work with that section of the freeway that separates Greenwood (the neighborhood where the 1921 Tulsa racing massacre took place and where she once lived),” said Campbell, an artist from Oklahoma City. , about the room.

“These artists play the highway like a song, activating the space with sonic graffiti,” Campbell added of his provocative and uplifting multimedia work.

The exhibition, open to the public free of charge, is strongly recommended during its development. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call 405-815-9995 or go to http://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/V9aaCrkqLRCrj27RVh796tL?domain=1ne3.org for more information.

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