John Newsom: Nature’s Course

at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Experience the great outdoors inside a gallery in John Newsom: Nature’s Course, on view at Oklahoma Contemporary. Focusing on the artist’s body of work over the last 20 years, John Newsom: Nature’s Course presents large-scale, richly textured, oil-on-canvas paintings of flora and fauna. The exhibition includes the brand-new 9-by-18-foot Nature’s Course and Homecoming, another new painting referencing Newsom’s Oklahoma roots.

Newsom’s work layers and combines elements of Abstract Expressionism, minimalist geometric shapes and hyper realistic representations of animals to create complex allegories of the natural world. This mid-career retrospective of the Oklahoma-raised and New York-based artist runs March 24 through August 15.

Now through August 13, visitors can experience the exhibition in greater detail with Public Tours available every Saturday at 1 p.m. Gallery guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. Reserve your spot for free!

Photo credit: Iasiah Pickens

Image: John Newsom, Love Flies In, 2005. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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