URBAN CORE ARTIST EXHIBITION @ VERBODE
Featuring works by Christie Owen & Friends
Opening Reception April 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Automobile Alley’s monthly “Shop Hop,” Verbode presents a new art installation by artist Christie Owen and friends. Verbode is a Downtown Real Estate Office focusing on OKC’s urban core. The event features the work of local artist Christie Owen, who has selected Ashley Griffith and Christie Hackler to participate in a group show. The reception will showcase an array of contemporary art including paintings, sculpture and photography. It is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to the meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres & beverages. Christie Owen is the 2016 Urban Core Artist in Residence at Verbode. The real estate group provides the artist with a showroom for the year and hosts quarterly openings. The collaboration between Verbode and the artist engages different cross sections of the community with local art. With each quarterly show at Verbode, the artist has the opportunity to work solo or in a group format to create dynamic and progressive exhibits for the public that reflect the flourishing creativity of the Oklahoma art community. Verbode is located at 415 North Broadway, Suite 101 in Oklahoma City, in the TAP Architecture Building. Exhibit opens April 21 and closes June 2, 2016. Daily viewing is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. However, please call 405-406-4468 before visiting to ensure the space is open. Sponsored by: imortgage.com
“Stop Over” SOLD @ BD Home
Acrylic + resin on panel 36″ x 48″ x 3″
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL ART!
Christie Owen had the single largest sale at ART NOW 2016 at The Oklahoma Contemporary. Her piece “Sugar Mountain #7 & 8” sold for $15,000 at the opening reception. The diptych painting was created for the exhibition. It is 14′ x 5′ and acrylic on panel. Christie donated 50% of the sale to The Oklahoma Contemporary. #ArtNowOKC
I am very excited to have 6 of my paintings in the NBA Thunder VIP Family Lounge at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Thanks to Istvan Gallery and HSE Architects for selecting my work for the space.
Photography: Rob Ferguson
I recently installed a commission painting for Kristine Bates Interiors in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. This work is from my “Sugar Mountain” series. The original “Sugar Mountain” painting sold at Wings of Art, an art auction that I co-founded and facilitated, but the concept for this piece was born out of a need to de-stress. My brother was having a serious surgery. I was so worried and nervous. I needed to focus quietly on something. I love the frosting like texture of modeling paste. It is soothing and when mixing colors it reminds me of frosting. I started planting these delicious dobs of paint on a panel and couldn’t stop. It was theraputic. My brother made it through the surgery, my painting was done for the auction and I discovered a new way to use a medium. The name came from a Niel Young song (huge fan!) but I am also a sugar addict. People say it looks “yummy!” I have to agree.
It was nice to take a break from sculpture this summer to create some commission paintings for a home in Oak Tree. I customized these works to compliment the home by using subtle color and peaceful imagery. Here are 3 of the works completed. The clients have ordered a 4th piece that I will start in August.
The client wanted a piece after Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossom’s”, a “Fall Walk” (Christie Owen original painting), and an Oklahoma landscape. The landscape was painted from a photo that (BMX legend and good friend) Mat Hoffman took of his back yard. Even though my work tends to be abstract, I do enjoy creating custom pieces to suit a clients preferences; landscapes, animals, clouds, etc. It keeps me well rounded and advancing.
Just finished…GAZELLE / 36″ X 42″ / Mixed Media / 2011 / Commission
New Resin and Acrylic painting / 48″ X 66″ / Commissioned