View, Purchase and Experience Artwork by Oklahoma's Emerging Young Artists
Visitors will immerse themselves in art by some of the best young artists in Oklahoma at Momentum, presented by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). The multimedia event will be held March 7-8, 2014 from 8 pm – Midnight at the Farmer’s Public Market, 311 S. Klein in Oklahoma City.
Momentum exhibits Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger in a venue created specifically for them, helping them gain experience and meet new audiences. Attendees encounter film, performance, new media, installation, music and more.
Each year, hundreds of young artists submit their work to be considered for the exhibition. Guest curators narrow submissions to the best-of-the-best artwork for the two-night event.
Through an earlier competition, three artists received Momentum Spotlight awards of $2,000 to create new artistic projects just for Momentum. The Spotlight artists, Eli Casiano of OKC, Elliott Robbins of Midwest City, and Katy Seals of Norman also receive three months of guidance from the guest curators.
Casiano will present geometric sculptures incorporating imagery and sound that reflect “society’s obsession with an unachievable sense of pleasure.” Robbins will create a series of figurative sculptures following the narrative of a young black protagonist set amongst the American Western landscape. Seals’ installation employs humor – in the form of disproportionately large women’s underwear embroidered with country music lyrics – to explore the complex emotions of divorce.
Curators Nathan Lee and Samantha Dillehay will work with the three Spotlight artists to refine their projects for Momentum. Lee is an artist and founder of Inclusion in Art, an organization dedicated to advancing racial and cultural diversity in the arts. Dillehay, selected as the Momentum Emerging Curator, is a past Spotlight artist and a professor in audio and video at East Central University in Ada.
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