2009 - 2010 exhibitions

LAT 42.676041/LON 83.217841: OU Senior Thesis in Studio Art Exhibition II

April 16 - May 16, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, April 16

Featuring Jake Block, Jackie Brown, Carla Butwin, Ryan Gargano, Colin Garland, Nicole Gouaiana, Angela Jackman and Richard Zyrd. Catalogue available.

The Art of the Artist’s Book

January 8 - April 4, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, January 8

Curated by: Dick Goody

Artists’ books are often more intimate than an artist’s primary oeuvre because they are not generally meant for public scrutiny. Their scale and personal nature makes their perusal the exclusive domain of one pair of eyes at a time. With works by more than forty artists, including Matthew Barney, Kara Walker, Donald Lipski, and R.B. Kitaj, this encyclopedic survey features contemporary artists’ books from the last two decades. Catalogue available.

Flair: OU Senior Thesis in Studio Art Exhibition I

December 4 - December 20, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4

Featuring: Chelsea Canavan, Suzanne Daher, Amber Dietz, Nick Hottmann, Chris Kelly, Julie Runyon and Tricia Thomas

Writing an Image: Chinese Literati Art

September 11 - November 22, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, September 11

Curated by: Shuishan Yu

The more than thirty Chinese Literati scroll paintings in this exhibition are dated from the Song Dynasty (960–1279) to the present day. Organized into five sections, “Hermitic Scholars,” “Divine Landscapes,” “Politicized Animals,” “Humanized Plants,” and “Written Images,” it offers a comprehensive introduction to the historical contexts, major themes, and philosophical backgrounds of Literati art. Catalogue available.

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