Join us for the Opening Reception of Fluvial terra by Megan Singleton & Altered Classics by Kelly Campbell Berry on Thursday, September 7th from 5:00-8:00PM!
Fluvial terra features paper and installation work by Megan Singelton that was inspired by her travel west from Missouri to Oklahoma. Singleton utilizes locally foraged soil and plant fibers to create artistic interpretations of the landscape and vegetation found in Oklahoma. Material and scholarly research is a critical component in Singleton’s practice. She considers her method of collecting, testing and transforming the plants to be a way of honoring them as living organism while also engaging and educating the viewers about the importance of species awareness and preserving our landscape and their natural systems.
We are proud to partner with 21c Museum Hotel for the Fluvial terra exhibition. You can view more of Singelton's work on the second floor of their Oklahoma City location through October 28th as part of their Elevate program.
In addition to the exhibition, Singleton will be giving a lecture at 21c Museum Hotel on Thursday, September 21 from 6:30-7:30pm and hosting a three-day paper & book making workshop titled From Plant to Paper to Page in the [Press] at Untitled from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Kelly Campbell Berry is an Oklahoma artist who is a master of altered books. Her artistic practice started out of necessity when a house fire in 2006 claimed all but two books in her vintage collection. After taking the damaged antique books from the rubble, Berry assembled the remnants in her first book sculptures, sparking a desire to rescue damaged and discarded books by turning them into works of art. Throughout the course of her artistic career, Berry has been commissioned to create altered books for clients in Brazil, England, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Hungary, Singapore, Germany, and across the United States. The pieces for the Altered Classics exhibition were commissioned by the Koller Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, where they will be on display soon after the closing reception here at [Artspace].
These exhibits will be on view through October 28th, 2017. Learn more here.