Thursday, November 29, 2012

Composed Emotional Landscapes: Romy Owens

Spanning the second floor windows of the gallery, romy owen’s photo-based installation for the Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma exhibition will create a panorama-style landscape. The installation, entitled A Bright Golden Haze on the Meadow, is composed of fragments of different photographs she shot that are sewn together.  

romy owens, detail of artistic process
I feel disconnected from nature, and I sense I am not alone. I am surrounded by plastic, glass, steel and concrete. I spend more time in front of a flickering screen than I do outdoors,” said owens.

owens is an Oklahoma City-based artist owns has been featured in five solo exhibitions in addition to dozens of curated and juried group exhibitions. She also has curated more than a dozen group and solo exhibitions. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a MA in Photography in 2005. Through September 2013, owens will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. She prefers her name not be capitalized.

Read more in this Art Focus Oklahoma magazine article about the Focus artists. The Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma exhibition opens December 16, 1-5 pm at the new Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council’s Hardesty Arts Center. Through a partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Focus artists will also present their work at the La Esquina gallery in Kansas City. See for more information. 

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