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Shifting Frontiers

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Tuesday April 29
Shifting Frontiers consists of cowboy portraits and rugged western landscapes. 

Cytacki’s work focuses “a critical eye on the much-romanticized period of the American Frontier and its continued place in the popular imagination. Epic western landscapes of the 19th century fed audiences’ desires for hope of an American Utopia, just as the heroic cowboys riding into the sunset from 1950s cinema lured a new audience into longing for a simpler time when there would always be a hero to save the day. While somewhat inaccurate and inflated, these iconic images have become deeply entwined with the American perception of self.” 

The western landscapes are “derived from miniature dioramas made mostly of cardboard, which I have created and assembled to depict scenes directly referencing the utopian imagery of traditional assemblies with oil paint; I highlight the fabricated nature of these culturally constructed images, calling their ‘authenticity’ into question. This body of work stems from my interest in the tension between western art’s representation as both myth and reality, reflected in its often-ambiguous relationship with authenticity.”

Where: Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
Phone: 235-4458
Address: 1400 Classen
Website: oklahomaheritage.com
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Shifting Frontiers

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
Shifting Frontiers consists of cowboy portraits and rugged western landscapes. 

Cytacki’s work focuses “a critical eye on the much-romanticized period of the American Frontier and ...
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 1400 Classen Oklahoma City Web | Map

Shifting Frontiers

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Shifting Frontiers consists of cowboy portraits and rugged western landscapes. 

Cytacki’s work focuses “a critical eye on the much-romanticized period of the American Frontier and ...
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 1400 Classen Oklahoma City Web | Map

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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
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Cytacki’s work focuses “a critical eye on the much-romanticized period of the American Frontier and ...
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum 1400 Classen Oklahoma City Web | Map
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