A group show of both represented artists, and several new to the gallery: artists are invited to submit works for which it could be said that the subject is white - or, in other words, made with an absence of color as the subject's definition.
JRB ART AT THE ELMS PRESENTS “Tres Blanc” & Oscar Brousse Jacobson
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma---JRB Art at The Elms presents a solo show of 12 work by Oscar Brousse Jacobson alongside a group show titled “Tres Blanc.” The exhibitions open with a reception from 6:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, January 1st, 2015, during the Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Walk and continue through Sunday, January 31st.
The theme of “the lyrical melancholy charm of Oklahoma’s winters” is also carried over into “Tres Blanc,” an annual group show including work by longtime gallery artists, as well as pieces by several artists new to the scene. The artists were asked to use the color white as both inspiration and subject; in other words, to use a lack of color or define their artwork. In our ultra-saturated contemporary world, “Tres Blanc” offers a respite for the eye inundated with color and visual noise. Coco Chanel on the subject: “I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” The wide variety of responses from artists such as John Wolfe, Beth Hammack, Janice Matthews-Gordon, Karam Cheong, Madihah Janjua, and Adam Lanman, Jeremy Cunanan, and many others will transform the main gallery into a wonder-world of white; a meditation on artistic creation to start off 2016.