Opening - First Friday, March 3, 6:00-7:00pm with Artist’s talk at 5:30pm
Living ArtSpace, Myers South Gallery
Installation continues through March 25
This installation conceptually and visually explores elements of place through layers of mediated and remediated information that relate to the natural and the artificial experience of landscape. The exhibition combines the tangible physical qualities of clay objects and tiles with the ephemeral characteristics of digital media, specifically digital video projection.
My work explores elements of constructing a sense of place through the layering, mediation, and remediation of information. This in turn opens questions of the natural and artificial experience of landscape, the picturesque, and the romantic notions of the sublime. Within my work, place exists as an idealized space, a space where infrastructure and architecture are stripped away, replaced by my own structures of performance and intended objects. I am interested in the visual elements of the natural world, those that act as bookends for our experiences with sky and ground. Ultimately, I wish the work to induce a form of transportative experience; for the viewer to be placed at the axis point of a vast panorama of nostalgia and expectation, the past and future, distance and adjacency, longing and satisfaction.
Kyle Triplett, originally from Spearfish, South Dakota, is a ceramic and digital media installation artist based in Ruston, Louisiana. Triplett earned his BFA in Ceramics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, completed Post-Baccalaureate Studies at Louisiana State University in 2009, and received his MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2013. Currently, Triplett serves as Assistant Professor of Studio Art within the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University where his teaching practice focuses on ceramics, sculpture and digital fabrication. Triplett’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions as part of the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary.
Sally Weber employs optical holography to create artworks of light. Weber focuses on the experience of perceiving light as a spatial material capable of prismatic effects as well as dimensional recreations of objects in light.
For Weber, directly working with laser light, the means to make optical holograms, led her to explore how light has been used in many cultures through time. People first developed the calendar by following the movement of the rising and setting sun and moon across the landscape. Over time, their buildings marked significant days with the placement of light or shadows and their stories bound the planets, the wanderers, to the gods. Concepts from these and other explorations infuse Weber's work with a wonder at the significance of light and color to captivate and transform.
In this exhibition, Weber draws reference from the laws of nature in Realms, and the interaction between water, color and light at the cusp of change in Threshold of a Singularity - A Memorial . Contemporary inquiries into scientific thought and the nature of the elements are reflected in her works Speed of Shadow, Entangled, Trace: Emotions and Echo. Through her work, Weber seeks to span across fields of thought as well a media using light as the bridge.
Optical Holography: In optical holography, laser light reflects off of an object to expose an emulsion on film or glass. Unlike computer graphics or special effects in movies, optical holography actually focuses light in space in front of or behind the surface of the glass or film. This focused image of light is a a recreation or "reconstruction" of the original laser "light field" which was reflected off the object and made the hologram. As a result the hologram made optically can be seen without any 3d glasses and was the true inspiration for all of the new computer generated or special effects called holography.
The four, mixed media works that comprise Heritage Habitats are process–driven. They emphasize the use of photo mechanical processes (digital and traditional), and non-traditional or mixed media approaches to art making, such as installation. Conceptually, Heritage Habitats illuminates concepts of impermanence and personal vs. collective histories. The work considers the role of the photographic image as a rich history for cataloging memories. Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, Kites, Cairn, Grove and Roots are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.
LIVING ARTS MISSION:Since 1969 Living Arts of Tulsa has been steadfast in its mission of presenting and developing contemporary art forms in Tulsa. Living Arts is interested in newly evolving ideas and concepts, in the creation of art forms, in exploring the relationship of art to other disciplines and fields of knowledge, and in sharing its interests with the community through creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, film/videos, demonstrations of current art, lectures, related educational activities and research.
Living Arts achieves its mission by fulfilling two goals: 1) To bring outside artists and works to Tulsa who are pushing their media to its limit and, 2) To present opportunities and challenges for local artists to develop and present new, exploratory works which are not normally seen in Tulsa.
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Thu Mar 09 2017.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:30pm, Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:30pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:30pm, Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:30pm, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:30pm, Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:30pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:30pm, Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:30pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:30pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:30pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:30pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:30pm
ArtCore is a way of thinking. YOU choose your inspiration. YOU choose your project. We provide the space, the supplies, and the support. We'll experiment with the intersections of visual art, sound, video, performance, the internet, and more. And it all begins with the Brainstorming Session but you can start at anytime. This is a FREE after-school program for students in middle and high school that meets for six weeks and ends with a public art exhibit.
At the end of the classes, the students will have their own presentation (which includes installation, video, performance, and music pieces made by the students) in Living Arts space where they can invite family and friends to view their work. The Spring session has workshops from renowned artists visiting Tulsa for Living Arts New Genre Festival. This is a unique opportunity for any student who is seeking to broaden their horizons.
ARTCORE STUDIOS - Spring 2017
BRAINSTORMING SESSION Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 2pm. Living Arts, 307 E MB Brady St Tulsa
All Middle and High School students are invited to this important meeting where students talk about what they love, hate, are passionate about, and fascinated by and a common theme is developed.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS! BE THERE!
• Work session begin on Jan 31, and are held each Tues and Thurs from 4:30-6:30pm in the Living Arts Education Space for the proceeding 6 weeks.
• Final Presentation will be on Friday, March 10, 7-8pm, in the Living Arts West-End Gallery
Steve Tomlin is the ArtCore Studios Coordinator Steve Tomlin is accomplished as a contemporary artist and has been successfully producing tantalizing visual pieces before the beginning of this century. He has been represented by galleries for the great majority of his career and is collected coast to coast. His work can be enjoyed at M A Doran Gallery in Tulsa and Paseo Gallery One in Oklahoma City.
ARTCORE RESIDENCY PROGRAM: This Program develops creative thinking skills helping students create individualized artworks and simply expanding selfconfidence as creative individuals. Living Arts of Tulsa sends teams of 3 professional facilitators from diverse backgrounds to empower students in the 5–12 grades to create student-based interdisciplinary work based on play. There is a minimum of 2 class periods per day required (either 2 classes w/1 period each day or 1 class w/2 periods) over a 3 day residency. Each day students do research with non-traditional supplies, present what they explored and build on their discoveries with group work. Video is used to analyze their work and facilitators lead discussions that increase perception skills.
At the end of the Residency, the teacher and the students are asked to fill out an evaluation and after receiving the evaluation, the teacher is given a DVD showing historic and contemporary interdisciplinary artists which is accompanied by a script that he/she may use to reinforce the class’ recent explorations. Teachers wishing to have the ArtCore Residency at your school should contact ArtCore Residency Coordinator Mery McNett at email@example.com.
This program is made possible with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.