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.
Momentum Spotlight (Third floor)
This exhibition is presented in partnership with Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) as part of their annual exhibition Momentum, which presents works by Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger, working in any medium they choose. The age cutoff is intended to help younger artists gain experience and meet new audiences. Each year, a few artists are selected to receive a grant with which to make new work for Momentum. 21c Museum Oklahoma City is pleased to present a selection of earlier works by these designated Spotlight artists.
More info regarding Momentum, including exhibition dates and locations, can be found on OVAC’s website, http://ovac-ok.org/.
Little Playful Spirits, 2016. Oil Paint on Arches Oil Paper
Blessings from the Sweetgrass Manitou and Yei, 2017. Mixed media (watercolors, pen and ink, copic markers)
Midewin and Grandfather Pipe Takes Our Tobacco, 2019. Mixed media (watercolors, pen and ink, copic markers)
All My Relations, Pyêchiwîthenino!, 2019. Mixed media (watercolors, pen and ink, copic markers)
Sunday Morning With Chei (Grandpa), 2020. Mixed media (watercolors, pen and ink, copic markers)
They were the Keepers of the Fire that day, 2020. Mixed media (watercolors, pen and ink, copic markers)
Amber DuBoise-Shepherd depicts contemporary Native American narratives based on her family heritage of Navajo, Sac & Fox, and Prairie Band Potawatomi. The layers of detail to her illustrative mixed media artworks serve to depict the Native American legends and traditions present in the artist’s everyday life.
Chimera, 2018. Giclée print on canvas
Kid A, 2015. Oil and acrylic on panel
Andrea Duran-Cason is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on the dualities of humankind as seen through the perspective of human-animal relationships.
Isfahan, 2015. Gouache, watercolor, metallic gouache, ink, and gel pen on tan printmaking paper
Where There was Once Pain, Gardens Grew, 2015. Gouache, watercolor and gel pen on black printmaking paper
Ascend, 2017. Gouache, watercolor, graphite, marker and ink on white printmaking paper
Retreat, 2020. Gouache, watercolor, gold leaf, metallic gouache, ink, and gel pen on tan printmaking paper
Marium Rana’s painting expertise varies from murals to traditional miniatures. Her current series, A Place to Call Home, navigates the complexity of belonging to two different cultures, and trying to cultivate belonging based partially in stories rather than one’s own experiences.
Most of the works are available for sale; for purchasing information, contact OVAC directly.