“Whether you think Barbie is bad or good, she didn’t fool me,” Miller said. “The concept of Barbie didn’t fool me as a child, but what will the other artists say?”
“I believe that what [Wilson] does in creating those images is he gives authorship, which is a very generous act for an artist to do for the people who are being represented by those images,” ahtone said.
Barbie is more than a toy. She is an icon. Is she pure? Overtly sexual? Independent? Subversive? Submissive? In Altered Barbie: Nobody’s Fool, 32 women artists from across Oklahoma alter the icon as they interpret Barbie and her place in society. By Laura Eastes Cover by Anna Shilling
On Feb. 27, Fowler projected an image of folk legend Woody Guthrie on a large tarp covering renovations to the north end of the Oklahoma state Capitol.
Essence of a Man runs through April 30.
Artist Sean Vali debuted a new mural in mid-February.
The Classen Ten Penn studio has been offering the program since May.
The display is up through March 10 at Norman’s Mainsite Contemporary Art.
This year’s Artist Invitational program has a budget of $25,000.
“We’re looking for energy; we’re looking for ideas,” Green said.