The Elevate at 21c program presents exhibitions for local artists, living and working in the communities surrounding our 21c Museum Hotel. Elevate provides hotel guests with unique access to the work of notable regional artists, while featuring their work in the context of 21c’s world-class contemporary art collection.
On view from February 2020 through October 2021, Elevate – Oklahoma City presents:
Land Listening (Fourth Floor)
Emma Difani maps the traces of the grown environment on the constructed one, and vice versa. Her works include abstract cartographic symbols that create landscapes and maps to navigate towards a future rooted in connectivity and respect for both people and planet.
Land Listening, 2020. Site specific painted mural
Paper Roots II, 2017. Graphite and watercolor on paper
Sounds Witchy, 2019. Monotype, colored pencil, collage on paper; series of six
Rail Ruins, 2018. Graphite and watercolor on paper
Wild Places in Urban Spaces, 2018. Monotype, colored pencil, collage on paper; series of six
More About the Artist:
Emma Difani is a visual artist originally from Albuquerque, NM, living and working in Oklahoma City. She received a BFA in Studio Art and Spanish from the University of New Mexico. Emma has been Artist-in-Residence at the Herekeke Arts Center in Taos, at Oklahoma City University and Artspace at Untitled in Oklahoma City. She teaches printmaking at Artspace at Untitled and Oklahoma City University, is a member of the Factory Obscura Collective and co-founder of Connect:Collect, an annual international print exchange. Her work uses the obsessive layering of printmaking to examine the complex relationships between the natural and constructed environments.