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One Year Celebration
June 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree and open to the public
We couldn’t find a thank you card big enough so we’re throwing a party instead. The Oklahoma City community has been a major part of our success. We will be treating you to a new exhibition, live music, art performances and a rockin’ good time.
Join us starting at 6pm for an opening reception for our newest exhibition, OFF-SPRING: New Generations. Enjoy a cocktail reception with remarks from Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites and a special presentation by featured artist Frances Goodman.
After the reception, be ready to break out your dancing shoes. The night will be filled with live entertainment, performance art, screenprinting demo and more! Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge will be joining the fun with light bites and craft cocktails decked with a surprise twist.
Free and open to the public. Cash bar available for 21+.
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About Frances Goodman
Frances Goodman is an artist who lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working with objects commonly associated with female identity, such as acrylic nails, false eyelashes, and jewelry, Goodman explores how beauty regimes and perfectionism foster obsession and neurosis, particularly within a media-saturated, consumer-driven culture. Her multi-media installation, The Dream, 2010, featured in the 21c exhibition OFF-SPRING: New Generations, is comprised of satin, silk, and organza wedding dresses flowing from the ceiling to the floor in waves of pinks and whites. Goodman interviewed dozens of women ages 20 to 60 and integrated their candid emotions of hope, envy, angst, uncertainty, and desire about the tradition of marriage, into the work as both hand-embroidered words on the dresses and as sound excerpts from the interviews she recorded. Frances Goodman’s work has been collected and exhibited at museums in Africa, Europe, and the U.S., including the Pretoria Art Museum, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Museum of African Art, and others.
Image: Frances Goodman (South African), The Dream, 2010-2016. Silk, lace, organza, satin, beads, embroidery thread, wedding dresses, sound installation.