Tulsa photographer's work on display at Oklahoma Capitol

Photographs that have been manipulated in subtle ways are the focus of an exhibit in the State Capitol's North Gallery.
BY JOHN BRANDENBURG Published: March 8, 2013
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Blades of grass, flowers, weeds and other vegetation at “Creek Side” stand out vividly, due to the flat background that cuts off space behind them, in another excellent composition. A twisting stalk of serpentine red blossoms seems almost calligraphic, as if they were trying to “Escape,” from the field behind them, while “Frost” drains most of the color from his horizontal composition of that title.

More straightforward and pastoral are his photos of a cow silhouetted in front of “McCauley Lake” under giant, sunlit clouds; and of a single “Dead Tree,” surrounded by new growth, with a quiet body of water behind it.

Widely traveled, McClintock had two photography books on fishing in western and eastern rivers, called “Flywater” and “Watermark,” published in the 1990s.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council, his show is recommended during its run. A reception is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

John Brandenburg