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New Works at the Gallery - David Phelps

October 17, 2020

David Phelps is a critically acclaimed, internationally collected contemporary sculptor. Phelps creates large and small scale bronze sculpture for galleries and public art commissions. He was raised on his family’s farm in California’s central valley, received his BA from Humboldt State University in California and MFA in Sculpture from The University of Oklahoma. After a residency at the Kohler Co. Arts in Industry program, he began his current work of figurative bronzes, partially submerged in the ground plane. His works are represented in many public and private collections across the United States, as well as in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and South America.

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The Colors of Fall

October 10, 2020

Karl Brenner, "Owieler Ridge, Peak of Fall," 2019, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 in., $960

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New Works at the Gallery - Beth Hammack

October 6, 2020

Beth Hammack is an Oklahoma City artist whose work is in several important private and corporate collections. In creating her abstract paintings, she combines a loose graphite drawing style with a layered and sometimes geometric application of color. Beth graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. She has also studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the London City School of Arts. Following graduation, Beth spent her early career as an interior designer and in the 1980’s was the founder and principal designer of a national sterling jewelry line named ZAGAL. She credits her interior design experience as giving her the ability to visualize how her work will relate to and enhance the physical environment in which it is placed.

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New Works at the Gallery - Katherine Kerr Allen

October 3, 2020

Katherine Kerr Allen was born in Brainerd, Minnesota and raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Graphic Design & Illustration and received her MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is a full time studio artist, with studios in Oklahoma and Minnesota. Katherine’s work is held in museum, private and corporate collections. It has been exhibited Nationally and Internationally in venues including: Stanford University, Florida Atlantic University, University of South Florida, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, American Embassy, Belize, Taiwan National Living Center, Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, China, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Academy Art Museum at Easton, Maryland.

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Upcoming Event - First Friday Art Walk, October 2nd, 4-8pm

September 29, 2020

JRB will feature the work of Denise Duong, Gabriel Friedman, and Rebecca Wheeler in current exhibition, Continuum: The Indefinite Progress of Existence. We will be open from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, October 2nd. Masks are required and entry number will be limited to 10 at a time. The gallery will be open Tue-Sat 11am-5pm for the remainder of the exhibition, and by appointment - call 405-528-6336, send us an email or Facebook message. We encourage you to experience our wonderful new exhibitions! 

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Rebecca Wheeler's "Lascaux Cave Paintings" Series

September 26, 2020

"This small series of cave paintings are from my fascinations with the Lascaux cave in the south of France. The more I read, the more I wanted to know about these prehistoric paintings. They expressed themselves with paint that told their life stores. Georgia O’Keefe said, “I find that I have painted my life things happening in my life without knowing it.” For these people they knew this was their only way to tell about their stories. The Lascaux Cave had led me to this work. There are many unexplained symbols and I have used their symbols in this art and created my own cave paintings."

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New Works at the Gallery - Grace Grothaus

September 22, 2020

Through her research driven installations, sculptures, photographs, videos and performances, Grothaus explores the complex web of ideas relating to the pressing ecological crisis of biodiversity loss resulting from climate change. She questions on how can we reshape our relationships with each other and collectively awaken to a role of intra and inter-species respect, mutualism, and stewardship.
 
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Denise Duong & Gabriel Friedman

September 19, 2020

Denise and Gabriel are artistic and life partners. Together they created some phenomenal pieces that are currently being featured in our show "Continuum: The Indefinite Progress of Existence!"

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Featured Artist - Rebecca Wheeler

September 15, 2020

Rebecca Wheeler has spent her entire life mastering the language of paint in her unique, intuitive, gestural style. She has always focused on the human condition, particularly the human condition of being female...

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JRB Art at The Elms Event

September 13, 2020 - By Helen Ford Wallace

JRB Art at The Elms event: An exhibition opening called “Continuum: The Indefinite Progress of Existence,” featured the narrative collage paintings, drawings and three-dimensional objects by Denise Duong. There was an outdoor and indoor sculpture by Gabriel Friedman and paintings by Rebecca Wheeler...

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