CHICKASHA — An elegantly minimal study of the Grand Canyon as seen from “Powell Point” has won the $2,500 first-place award of the Seven-State Biennial show at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma.
One seems to be looking downward at the intricate formations in the graphite drawing done on several connecting sheets of paper by Liz Roth, a teacher at Oklahoma State University.
On view in USAO's Nesbitt Gallery, 1727 W Alabama, the seven-state exhibit was jurored by Mark White, interim director of the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Winning $1,500 for second place was Oklahoma City artist Noel Torrey, for a forcefully rendered oil painting called “Carcass.”
The $500 third-place honors went to Edmond artist Jane Iverson for a digital photo of twisted wire sharing the picture plane with dark, angling bars in “High Wire Abstract.”
Cynthia Brown won honorable mention for her mixed media orchestration of the “Remnants” of drips, dull bars and blotches.
Winning one of four other $100 honorable mentions was Norman artist Kim Rice for “Twist,” an installation consisting of strips of pink, orange, blue and gray T-shirts, woven through branches, displayed on the floor.
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Seven-State Biennial show