“I let the painting lead me,” Curry said. “I used to always try to direct my paintings, but with the wax, I find it kind of has a life of its own.”
“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.
“Can utopia ultimately be achieved, or is utopia found in small moments within our everyday lives? Can utopia exist without dystopia?” she asked.
“I think we’ll see a lot of that realness and rawness have to come out again, because everyone’s going to be feeling it,” he said. “You can’t run away from it.”
Owen’s Surroundings exhibit is on display through Jan. 7 at Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Gaylord-Pickens Museum.
Pieces in the exhibit must be no larger than 16-by-20 inches. Ceramics and sculptures must fit in a 20-inch box.
Work from both artists will be on display through Nov. 27.
Nghiem said he has already heard from about 15 artists interested in participating in the show that’s still a month away. He expects to have around 40 pieces in the exhibit.
Photographic portraiture comes hand in hand with a deceptive sense of reality. It is easy to understand how a painted portrait could be interpreted, how a commissioned artist might depict a wealthy dignitary without his double chin or with an enhanced, confident gleam in his eye. The truth is many photographic portraits are no more…