Retrospective MOMENTUM: Looking Back, Moving Forward is a heartfelt celebration of the
artists who have been a part of MOMENTUM's incredible journey throughout the decades.
Join us, in our love letter to the past, present, and future of the MOMENTUM journey.
The exhibition is in collaboration with BancFirst at their public gallery in Oklahoma City.
Helen Opper, an independent fine art curator and appraiser based in Oklahoma, has deep-rooted academic and professional ties in the art world. With a strong foundation in the arts, her extensive experience spans diverse regions, including San Francisco and New York. Helen is dedicated to fostering inclusivity and challenging the norms of the fine art sphere, aiming to provide artists from all backgrounds and career stages with opportunities for artistic success. She believes that art should engage with the complexities of contemporary culture, politics, and identity. In addition to her curatorial, appraisal, and consulting work, Helen has curated ArtNow 2021 at Oklahoma Contemporary, managed Oklahoma City gallery The Art Hall, and served as an adjunct professor in the Visual Art Program at Oklahoma City Community College.
THE HISTORY OF MOMENTUM
Momentum, the cornerstone of Oklahoma's emerging art scene, has a rich history dating back over two decades. This one-of-a-kind program, initiated by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), has continuously celebrated and nurtured the talents of young artists across the state. Over the years, it has evolved into a platform for fresh, innovative voices in the art world. With each annual exhibition, Momentum has reflected the ever-changing dynamics of the contemporary art landscape while providing artists with an invaluable launchpad for their careers. The Retrospective Momentum: Looking Back, Moving Forward exhibition serves as a testament to the enduring impact of this program, showcasing the artistic journeys and contributions of those who have been part of this remarkable voyage through the years.
Guests at MOMENTUM 2004 in the OKC Farmers Market.