Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture

at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture features more than 30 works of sculpture from Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The exhibition highlights the “unconventional” artistic style of 20th and 21st century sculptures – a period in European and American art in which traditional ideas about sculpture and painting were being challenged. Moving off the wall and into the three-dimensional gallery space, the artists in this exhibition reimagine the divisions between two- and three-dimensional media in the visual arts.

The exhibition showcases works that in various ways embrace the strange. These works feature a wide variety of materials, from marble and bronze, to more unconventional materials such as recycled paper, found objects and even bones. Off the Wall features a number of significant 20th and 21st century artists and many of the Museum’s highlights such as works by: Alexander Calder, Alfonso Ossorio, David Smith, Frank Stella, Lisa Hoke and many others. This exhibition brings these invigorating groups of artists and objects together in one space for the first time.

See it from Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, until Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Image credits:
David Smith
American, 1906–1965

Cast iron
Height: 12 3/4 inches
Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of Margôt and Charles Nesbitt, 1977.036
Photo: Joseph Mills

Heinz Mack
German, b. 1931
Moving Light Line #3
1964 Vertical metal rod hung over mirrored base
Installed: 107 x 13 x 13 inches
Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of Debra and Robert Mayer from the Robert B. Mayer Memorial Loan Collection, 1986.002
Photo: Bryan Cook

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