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Large and Small works interplay in JRB exhibit

May 14, 2019 - John Brandenburg

There is a nice interplay between the larger, looser works and smaller more focused abstract acrylics of Beth Hammack. Hammack’s “Birds Utopia” show of paintings is on view through May 31 at JRB Art at The Elms gallery, 2810 N Walker.

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Beth Hammack, “Birds Utopia” and University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts Faculty Group Exhibition Bette Talvacchia, and Faculty

May 7, 2019 - Abby Roper

OKLAHOMA CITY – An opening reception will be held for two shows, a solo show featuring abstract painter Beth Hammack and a group show featuring fourteen faculty members from the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts (SoVA), from 6-10pm, May 3rd during the Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk. The exhibitions will be on display until May 31st.

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Review: Art looks at divide, compromise

April 12, 2018 - John Brandenburg

An abstract artist attempts to reflect the issues of a “Divided” country in one of three new shows at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker. The artist is Janice Mathews-Gordon, whose acrylics are on view with mixed media paintings by Carlos Tello.

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Art review: Swirls of graphite envelop apparent animals in exhibit

March 22, 2018 - John Brandenburg

Animals seem to both inhabit and come out of clouds, waves, objects or merely swirls of graphite, in the large drawings of Haley Prestifilippo.

Prestifilippo has a show of her “Powdered Graphite” drawings, with an exhibit by Douglas Shaw Elder, at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

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Art review: Well-known and emerging artists each featured in JRB show

January 18, 2018 - John Brandenburg

“Past, Present and Future” is the title of a show that looks back, as well as to the here and now, and future, in work by well-known and emerging artists.

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Art review: 'Memories' are made of this

November 9, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Small “Objects of Desire” are made larger, and materials are used in novel ways to challenge our imaginations, in three new exhibits. The three “Memories Explored” shows by Jose Rodriguez, Beatriz Mayorca and David Phelps are at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

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Contrast Found in Show of Paintings

October 17, 2017 - John Brandenburg

There is a nice contrast between the more downbeat film noirish oils of George Oswalt and the “decidedly positive” acrylics of Elizabeth Hahn. Their paintings and photos by G. L. August Loessberg are on view in a show by the three “longtime friends” at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

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From Funky to Functional, JRB Show Offers Much

September 14, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Visitors have a superb choice between jazzy abstractions, primitive landscapes, and organic yet functional vessels, in a 3-person exhibit at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

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Variety of Nudes on View in JRB Exhibit

July 13, 2017 - John Brandenburg

“Each civilization has a different way of looking at the human body,” and this also applies to many of the artists in a new show. More than 30 artists are showing in the “Art of the Nude” exhibit through July 30 at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

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Art show celebrates the 'Best of the West'

June 9, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Works by three artists in the “Best of the West 2017” show are almost heroic, while still life oils by the fourth are magically realistic. The exhibit by Paul Moore, Mike Larsen, Allen Birnbach and James Andrew Smith is at JRB Art at The Elms gallery, 2810 N Walker.

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