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None October 22nd, 2013

“My work springs from a longtime interest in the contemplative life in both Western and Eastern traditions,” Longcrier said in a press release. “I work with materials that are familiar to me: rope, wood, beeswax, carpenter’s tools and fishing tackle. Individual pieces are quiet.

Oklahoma artist Donald Longcrier presents Wooden Fish, a tranquil collection of new, large-scale works that vary in media and scope.

As a longtime Oklahoma art fixture and director of the Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University, where he is an adjunct professor, Longcrier’s exhibit breaks its subjects down to their most essential qualities.

“My work springs from a longtime interest in the contemplative life in both Western and Eastern traditions,” Longcrier said in a press release. “I work with materials that are familiar to me: rope, wood, beeswax, carpenter’s tools and fishing tackle. Individual pieces are quiet. Objects are presented in the simplest possible way, without embellishment or decoration. The results are intended to be humble and contemplative.”

Wooden Fish is on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St. in Norman. The exhibit coincides with Norman Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award recipient Barbara Ryan, whose exhibit Play Is Practice will be on display in The Library Gallery. Both works run through Nov. 9. For more information, call 360-1162 or visit mainsite-art.com. —Gazette Staff

 
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