If you haven’t been by the museum recently, then you’re missing out on the diverse, interesting, and intense art created by some of our students right here at the University of Oklahoma. We’re going to feature a few pieces from the 99th Annual School of Art and Art History Student Exhibition here on the blog, but you really should come check out this exhibition in person before it’s gone.
The art in this exhibition ranges from sculpture, pottery, and paint to electronic art. Jessica Tankersley’s Coordinate Retriever is an example of electronic and video art. Coordinate Retriever is part of a larger narrative created by Tankersley about a woman who helps clients find portals and travel the multiverse. The briefcase serves as a coordinate finder and printer.
Another piece included in this show is a sculpture by Christopher Fleming entitled Shift. This sculpture evokes the cars of the 1950s with their intense colors, chrome accents, and beautiful stylized bodies.
Continuing on the theme of America and patriotism, Jessica Wilson created a steel construction reminiscent of an American flag called An American Revolution. This piece is suggestive of old car bumpers and the oft-used slogan of “An American Revolution” by Chevrolet.
Lastly, you will not want to miss Pantokrator by Elliot Robbins. Robbins created this piece by gluing together layer upon layer of newspaper before painting this image on top with oil paint and charcoal. “Pantokrator” is most commonly used to describe a specific type of image of Christ as all-powerful or almighty. In Robbins’ Pantokrator, there is an obvious reference to power.
To see more student artwork, stop by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and check out the 99th Annual School of Art and Art History Student Exhibition before it closes on February 10. And don’t forget to Tweet how art makes you feel at #StudentExhibit – your Tweet will become part of a digital display in the exhibition!