Veteran and emerging artists featured

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm •  Published: October 3, 2012
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New works by Bert Seabourn and Don Holladay are included in an exhibit opening Friday at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo. “Unconventional Wisdom” will have an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. An artist lecture is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday, and an art demonstration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21.

“Unconventional Wisdom” will remain on view through Oct. 28.

Seabourn’s artistic journey has spanned several decades and experienced several evolutions in style.

“Painting should test our creative elements. Order versus chaos, contemplative versus emotional, raw versus refined. I try to make each painting a fusion of design, color, form and composition, using a layering of texture with drips, smears, splatters and runs. The responsibility of the artist is to make a unique visual experience for himself and the viewer. Ultimately, each painting is an arena for the artist's own emotional tug of war. If it leads the viewer to react, think, or make a judgment, it has attained some success,” he said.

Don Holladay is an emerging artist who has found his platform in the Oklahoma art scene. A former board chairman of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, Holladay holds a law degree from University of Oklahoma.

“My work has a personal connection to events in my life, such as travel or remembered places and times and often the title of an image becomes integral to the piece; giving the viewers a glimpse into the motivating influence. I want every piece to have a sense of composition, and to convey something that hopefully allows a viewer to connect from some reference point; personal or otherwise. 

 

For more information, call 604-6602 or visit www.paseooriginals.com.