Capitol show presents lifetime of works from revered Oklahoma artist

JOHN BRANDENBURG
For The Oklahoman
Modified: March 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013
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Numerous art objects and other objects are stylized just enough, interacting with the rich color schemes, of two highly accomplished acrylic paintings of interior scenes from her Collectors series.

Even more stylized, simplified and naively appealing are the outlined orange and green trees, and sketched in grass and foliage, found in two pleasantly appealing, nearly dreamlike acrylic landscapes form her Special Places series.

Fantasy figures prominently in her acrylic of exotic “Bali Puppets,” manipulated with sticks, as well as in “And They Are Off,” a second acrylic on paper of puppet jockeys, starting a horse race, with strings trailing behind them.

More purely abstract are two watercolor, acrylic and collage works on paper from her Experimental series, offering us a wonderfully ethereal evocation of a “Square Dance” and a “Geisha Song.”

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the show of work by one of the state’s most well known and respected artists, is recommended during its run through April 14 in the capitol’s first floor East Gallery. A delayed reception for the exhibit will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 12.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Call 521-2931 or visit the website at www.arts.ok.gov for information.