Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:15pm to Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

    Opens on June 30, 7:15-11pm at Steve Liggett's Retirement Celebration and continues through July 20, 2017

    Living Arts honors the work of Steve Liggett through an exhibition which shows the personal artwork of our Artistic Director through his tenure with Living Arts (1991 - 2017). The show will include videos of his performances, installations, photos and sculpture over the past 26 years. The exhibition also includes several photos and videos of some of the artworks of other artists that Liggett is most proud of presenting during his time with Living Arts.

  • Friday, July 7, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)

    Featuring the work of Tim Brown and S.E. Nash

    Living Arts invites you to the opening of Sense-Vessel: Stimulating Porous Experience during the Brady Art District’s First Friday Art Crawl, July 7, 2017, at 5:30 with a talk by Tim Brown in the front corner space where his installation will be on display, followed by a live performance by S.E. Nash. The exhibit will be on display until July 21, 2017.This will be the Living Arts curatorial debut of our new Artistic Director, Jessica Borusky.

    During the July 7th opening of "Sense-Vessels," S.E. Nash will make fermented kraut-chi, vegetable hot sauces and salsa through a culinary performance. Living Arts invites viewers to bring spring onions, turnips & greens, beets, hot peppers, and other vegetables, in order to contribute to the ferment that can be eaten/enjoyed during the artists talk on July 20th (bar opens at 5:30pm, talks will be 6-7pm).

    S.E. Nash Artist Statement
    My current work engages with microbial life through the inclusion of edible fermented foods as sculptural actants. The microorganisms involved become participants and sculptural collaborators. Their visible presence is a testament to our genesis and symbiosis with these unicellular organisms, and a reminder and that they comprise a large part of our multicellularity, while assisting us in being human. The sculptures I make complicate the relationship between animate and inanimate, as they perform environments for the ferments.

    http://www.senash.com/

    Tim Brown Artist Statement
    My sculptural work and installations currently explore the intersection of the Light & Space movement, Arte Povera, folk art environments, and cheap science fiction props.  Many use inexpensive lighting effects and common materials to create mystical and otherworldly environments.  I hope that these visions evoke what Aldous Huxley called the “antipodes of the mind,” which are the traces of a world opposite of our waking life that contains universal truths and offers insight into the true nature of being.

    http://www.timbrown.website/

    Living Arts of Tulsa  |  307 E MB Brady St. Tulsa  |  918.585.1234  |  livingarts.org

  • Friday, July 7, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day)

    With a preview during Steve Liggett's Retirement Party, June 30th, 7:15-11pm.

    Artist statement
    My practice focuses on prints, drawings and large-scale vinyl wall installations. The wall vinyl is hand-cut, but done so meticulously it looks mechanically produced. The slickness of the vinyl adds to the illusion of the absence of the hand. I came to this form while working on prints and drawings, attempting to perfect the technique and motion. Although the methods are different, there are similarities between the bodies of work. Both have similar repetitive imagery and there is a questioning of the origin of the marks and how they are made. With a background in printmaking, I expand on the idea of multiple reproductions by the layering and repetition of marks in meandering, curvy patterns that engulf the viewer, creating a space of optical levitation and meditation. What I value is the moment I am so focused on the surface, my next move, stopping for a moment and trying to come up with a decision which is also the most exciting part while I am working on a wall.