Friday, March 11, 2011

OSU Graduate Exhibition

Guest Author: Jan Holzbauer

The Art Department at Oklahoma State University will be hosting an art exhibit for the spring graduates who have been working on their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The exhibit is the highlight of their senior year and allows them a chance to participate in an art exhibit at a major art gallery showing off their work at OSU.  The exhibit will run from March 9-25, 2011 and opened March 10.  
Lindsey Larremore, Doorknob #8, Oil, 30x34"
Participating in this spring’s show will be five artists who have put together their best work for this exhibit.  One of those exhibiting artists is Lindsey Larremore.  Larremore is an oil painter that has studied painting and drawing in Italy and New Mexico.  Larramore has received scholarships and awards including an honorable mention from the juried exhibition Momentum in Oklahoma City, OK, an honorable mention from The Annual Juried Student Exhibition in Stillwater, OK, as well as receiving the Wilham House Award in Stillwater, OK.  Larramore said “I am fascinated by the images reflected by shiny surfaces.  In enjoy getting lost in the new world that the reflection creates.  By using the doorknob as my preferred reflective surface, I can allow the viewer to see ordinary rooms in a house through an ordinary object in a whole new way.” 

Trisha Thompson, Dream: Keywords Don't Always Work, Intaglio and Graphite, 3x3"
Another artist that will be showing at this exhibit is Trisha Thompson.  Thompson is also an award winning artist including the 2009 Purchase Award at OSU’s Research Week’s Creativity Festival and several honorable mentions and scholarships.  She also has had work in various juried exhibitions such as Momentum Tulsa and Momentum OKC.  Thompson works with oil paint and intaglio.  Intaglio is a form of printmaking in which an image is hand scribed into a copper plate and then run through a press.  Thompson describes her work by saying “I am intrigued by vivid dreams; the ones that feel so real you wake up and question whether it actually happened, despite how strange they seemed.  I want to capture that moment, the awakened daze where the dream feels like reality.  To achieve this I portray my dreams as bizarre memories and each piece is monochromatic to enhance the idea of an old memory.”    Most of her pieces are done on a very small scale – as small as 5”x5” in order to give the viewer the opportunity to experience them at an intimate distance. 

Other artists exhibiting in the show will be Rachelyn Teague, J.T. Mitchell, Jeremy Merz and Adam Sanders.  The show will be held at the Gardiner Art Gallery located in the Bartlett Center on the corner of W. Elm and Knoblock, just south of the Boone Pickens Stadium on the OSU Campus. 

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