Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)

    Opening - First Friday, March 3, 6:00-7:00pm with Artist’s talk at 5:30pm

    Living ArtSpace, Myers South Gallery       

    Cash Bar

    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. 

    Artist Statement

    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.

    Bio

    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.

     

    More at: kyletriplett.com

  • Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)

    Installation – Holographic Work

    By SALLY WEBER  (AUSTIN, TX)

    Living ArtSpace, Myers North Gallery        

    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.

     

    More at: sallyweber.com

     

    Myers Gallery Spoken Word Performance
    Spoken Word Spoken Word Spoken Word

     

  • Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)

    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.

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  • Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)


    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.