ART NOW 2016

SugarMountain

ART NOW 2016

ArtNow, an annual exhibition and art sale, showcases works from Oklahoma’s top artists. I am honored to be selected as a participating artist. I created a large scale diptych from the “Sugar Mountain” series. Inspired by organic themes and light, the color palette is a combination of neutral whites and greys, punches of soft yellow and metallics.

Sugar Mountain Art Now 2016

Sugar Mountain Install Art Now 2016

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Sugar Mountain Diptych Art Now 2016

“Sugar Mountain” #4 & #5 Diptych | Acrylic on wood panel | 14′ x 5′ x 1.5″ | 2016 | SOLD

Exhibition: 1/11-1/22/16 Event: Friday, 1/22/16


Holiday Opening @ BD Home

December 16, 2015 / ABSTRACT PAINTING, Paintings, Shows /
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Relax + Enjoy

Please join us for a Holiday Open House featuring new work by Christie Owen. Plus a special feature
at the holiday opening — Authentic African Art exclusively from Nault Fine Art.

Enjoy refreshments & see what’s new! Thursday, December 17 // 5 PM — 8 PM

BD HOME // 5840 N Classen Blvd #1 OKC (405) 602-0578

“Egress” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015

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“Happy Go Lucky” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015

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“Wine Rust” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015

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+ there is much more to see. Hope you can stop in:)

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(Christie Owen Artist Representation — Nault Fine Art)

Recently Sold @ BD Home “Stop Over” & “Rock Candy”

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Oklahoma Gazette : FRINGE (OKC Women Art Organization)

November 19, 2015 / Inspiration, News, Paintings, Shows, solo exhibition /
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Thanks @Jack Fowler at Oklahoma Gazette​ for the write up!

Being co-founder and former Vice President of Fringe Art was a both a catalyst and a spring board for me in so many ways. This organization is such a great resource for women artists in Oklahoma! Back in 2011, Christie Hackler and myself started Fringe with “Link” — the premier group show with other women artists.

Click here to read article


SHOWROOMS

October 23, 2015 / News, Paintings, Shows /

Art work available for purchase at these locations: (scroll down)

Nault Gallery

Gallery Representation & Solo Show February 2015

Verbode 

WHAT: “ALL IN ALL” CHRISTIE OWEN SOLO EXHIBITION
WHERE: VERBODE 415 North Broadway #101, OKC, OK
WHEN: October 2015 through January 2015
HOW: Call: 405.604.7947 Appt. Only
If you missed the opening here is link to images from the event click here.
2016 Shows:
April 21 // Christie Owen, Christie Hackler & Ashley Griffith
June 16 // Christie Owen, Joe & Angela Slack
September 15 // Christie Owen & Matt Goad
November 15 // Christie Owen, Rick & Tracey Bewley

Graphite Elements & Design

WHERE: Graphite 1751 NW 16th st, Oklahoma City, OK [Plaza District]
CONTACT: 405.919.0578
WHEN: May 2016

Penn Square Mall 

WHAT: ART ON THE TOWN at PENN SQUARE MALL
WHERE: 2nd floor Theater Entrance // Installation of Prints
WHEN: 10/5/2015 through 7/31/2016
For images of Christie’s work at Penn Square Mall click here

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BD Home 

WHAT: BD Home Featured Artist 2015
WHERE: 5840 N. Classen Blvd. Classen Curve OKC, OK 73118
WHEN: Monday through Satuirday // 10 am to 7 pm
For images of Christie’s work at BD Home click here

Saatchi  Online Gallery // prints + original works

Oklahoma Contemporary ART NOW // Exhibition: Jan 11, 2015 through Jan 22, 2016 // Event: Friday Jan 22, 2016


ALL IN ALL : CHRISTIE OWEN SOLO @ VERBODE

In conjunction with Automobile Alley’s monthly “Shop Hop,” Verbode and Istvan Gallery will be presenting a new art installation by artist Christie. Verbode is a Downtown Real Estate Office focusing on OKC’s urban core. The Artist’s Reception is scheduled for October 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The show will be up through January 2016.

HAPPYFARMS

This collection unites several pieces from the past with new works. Taking everything into consideration, there are certain aesthetics that link these pieces together and reflect my “less is more” outlook on life and art. Small and large-scale pieces in this body of work explore abstraction, working with various mediums and organic themes.

This work draws inspiration from nature, industrial objects and matter that can withstand forces of nature. I am especially drawn to earthy hues and weathered objects that possess an austere character. By being profoundly sensitized to my surroundings, I find that often over-looked items become more intricate with closer inspection. My art relates to the journey, enduring quality and simplicity of these discoveries in accord with our ever-changing environment.

The materials and compositions in this body of work perpetually change in relation to my time and life experiences. By working intuitively and switching mediums, I am always creating something new. I am trying to draw attention to themes of transformation, capture conditional actions and mirror the way nature affects its surroundings.

EVENTIDE

As an artist and a graphic designer, I am always working on a variety of creative projects. I like to find visual solutions and utilize a variety of tools, mediums and applications to transfer concepts and techniques from project to project. As a multi-dimensional artist, I work in both 2D and 3D realms and with various mediums; mostly based in acrylic painting, wood and metal sculpture. I am influenced by modern living and nature how each domain influences each other. I create art and design to fill a void, improve emotional and environmental disposition and evoke a sense of balance and unity.

Sugar Mountain Commission

A native New Yorker, Christie Owen lives in Edmond, Oklahoma and divides her time as an artist and graphic designer. Her 2D and 3D works are included in local and national museums, galleries, public venues, private collections, and retail locations; Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Oklahoma Contemporary, Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Festival of the Arts Sculpture Park, Science Museum Oklahoma, Chesapeake Arena Thunder Family V.I.P. Lounge, American Institute of Architects Oklahoma Chapter, Penn Square Mall and BD Home. She has been featured in printed publications, television shows and documentaries, including OETA Gallery, FOX 25, KSBI, KFOR Channel 4, The Oklahoman, The Gazette and Art Focus Magazine. She is Co-Founder of FRINGE Oklahoma Women’s Art Organization, Co-Founder of Wings of ART auction and gala benefiting local artists and special needs children at Special Care Inc. and owner of Hive Design Web Development and Graphic Design Studio. Christie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Verbode | 415 N Broadway Ave #101 | Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Opening: Oct 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm

Closing: Jan 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm

Contact: Istvan Gallery (405)831-2874

 

 

 


BD HOME @ CLASSEN CURVE

I am excited to be featured along other local artists in a pop-up gallery showcase at Classen Curve. My art is on display at BD Home from now until the end of May.
I will also have a tent at the ARTIST MARKET // Thursday, May 14at 6:00pm – 9:00pm // Hope you can make it out! Thanks for supporting local art!

more info // facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573055569639729/

Scroll down to see my new art installed + thanks for supporting local art!
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Big Spate | Acrylic + Canvas | 60″ x 84″ x 2.25″ | 2015

birch

Birch | Acrylic, Masonite, Resin + Walnut | 25″ x 50″ x 3″ | 2014

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Keylime | Acrylic + Canvas | 30″ x 40″ x 2.25″ | 2015
Verdigris | Acrylic + Canvas | 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″ | 2015

kismit

Kismit | Acrylic, Sand, Masonite, Steel + Walnut | 37″ x 61″ x 3″ | 2014

nodod

Nodo #2, #3 + #4 | Copper + Powder Coat | 13″ + 22″ | 2014

rockcandy

Rock Candy | Acrylic + Canvas | 18″ x 36″ x 2.5″ | 2015

stopover

Stop Over | Acrylic, Masonite, Resin + Walnut | 36″ x 48″ x 3″ | 2014

substructure

Substructure | Acrylic + Canvas | 60″ x 84″ x 2.25″ | 2015

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OKC 125

December 4, 2014 / News, Photography, Shows /

Here is my “runner up” photo I shot on a disposable camera for OKC 125. I can’t wait to see what image was selected for the opening reception!

The OKC 125 photo exhibition celebrates the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma City’s settlement will open with a public reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in The Underground, a system of pedestrian tunnels and skyways in downtown.

Curated by well-known OKC-based artist Romy Owens, OKC 125 is a public exhibition of 125 photos of downtown Oklahoma City by 125 local artists.

Artists from Edmond, Norman and OKC were given disposable cameras and 125 minutes to photograph downtown. Owens selected one image from each roll of film to be printed, matted, framed, installed and lit as part of the exhibition. Participating artists will not discover which of their photos was selected until the public unveiling at the reception.

OKC 125 artist reception

4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 – Through Feb. 27
The Underground – Downtown OKC
downtownokc.com Free
Map of the Underground


DREAMER CONCEPTS

December 4, 2014 / ABSTRACT PAINTING, News, Sculpture, Shows /
Christie Owen Nodo White

I am a featured artist at Dreamer Concepts in Norman, Oklahoma this month and into January. The opening reception is December 12th, 2nd Friday.  The exhibition will be available for viewing until late January. In addition to being the 2nd Friday Artwalk, the gallery is hosting the first ever Dreamer Flea, an urban pop up market for artists, designers, fine craftsmen and local businesses. Here are the works I have available for sale at the gallery. For more info visit Dreamer Concepts online.

 


<<>> BACKWARDS FORWARDS @ THE PROJECT BOX

August 26, 2014 / ABSTRACT PAINTING, News, Shows /
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Backwards Forwards:
Art by Christie Owen
Opens at The Project Box Community Art Space in the Paseo

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 2014. Backwards Forwards, an exhibit of art by Oklahoma
City-based artist Christie Owen, will open on Friday, September 5 from 6-10 pm at The Project
Box, 3003 Paseo, Oklahoma City. The exhibit will run until Sept. 27.

Backwards Forwards explores the interplay of past and future in our decision-making, reflecting
on our desire to look backwards even thought we must live moving forward. Owen’s minimalist,
organic work, which includes sculpture, jewelry, and contemporary abstract painting, invites the
viewer to pause in the moment, reflect, seek tranquility amid the motion of our lives.

Owen is Co-Founder and Vice President of FRINGE, a collective of contemporary women artists
working in all fine arts media in Oklahoma City. Owen is also a graphic designer and the founder
of CO Art & Design. She has exhibited her art at museums and galleries throughout Oklahoma and beyond.

The opening, which coincides with Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Walk, will also feature Poetry
Stand by Oklahoma City poet and artist Kerri Shadid. Visitors to Poetry Stand will receive a free,
customized, spontaneous poem based on a word or idea of their choosing.

Visual artist Lisa Allswede recently opened The Project Box as a community art space dedicated
to engaging the public with contemporary art in Oklahoma City through exhibitions, workshops,
and performances. Shadid and Allswede are both FRINGE artists.

For more information on The Project Box, visit theprojectboxokc.com.

Media Contact:
Lisa Allswede
412-370-9157
lisa.allswede@gmail.com
theprojectboxokc.com


INTERMIX: ART + DESIGN // SOLO EXHIBITION

April 7, 2014 / ABSTRACT PAINTING, News, Sculpture, Shows /
Intermix: Art + Design // Christie Owen Solo Show @ Istvan Gallery // 2014

INTERMIX: ART + DESIGN // SOLO EXHIBITION // APRIL 2014

Istvan Gallery Celebrates the 1st Solo Art Installation
Artist: Christie Owen
Opening Friday April 11, 2014
6 to 10 PM

“Intermix” is collection of work exploring the bridge between art and design. The installation evokes a sense of balance and elation by showing a complimentary array of different mediums in one exhibit. Artist Christie Owen allows the multitude of mediums she works with; paint, steel, copper and wood to guide her craft. “My paintings are created without intention and involve a primal performance of scraping acrylic paint and building texture with layers of color. I mix my own palette of hues from primary colors and enjoy all of the surprises” states Owen.

The artist intends her work to feel balanced and minimal with the right kind of imperfection. Conversely, her sculpture, furniture and jewelry require intention and planning. Per the artist “My sculpture is born from a need to fill a spatial void. I see negative space and imagine a form in its place. Utilizing steel, copper and wood I explore geometry and function to create minimalist clarity and organic compositions.” Always evolving, Owen seeks new development as an artist and designer. Her discoveries in one medium transcend to the other disciplines.

Artist Statement

Searching for environmental and emotional tranquility, my art is a result of looking for visual solutions. It is a way to escape the technological realm, contemplate modern living, nature and communicate how each domain influences another. I utilize a range of mediums to create minimalist and organic art. It is my intention to engage the viewer to utilize the art, fill a void with something beautiful, improve emotional and environmental disposition and evoke a sense of balance in the modern world.

Owen creates art to escape from the fast pace of the digitally engineered world. With themes ranging from texture and light to nature and seasons, her art is an eclectic fusion of ideas and images blending modernism and minimalism. The artist enjoys the opportunity creating art gives her not only to slow down and pause an experience, but also to capture and preserve it. With a playful and organic feel, her paintings, sculptures and jewelry utilize a variety of techniques and applications to create a sense of enduring tranquility and beauty.

The April solo installation at Istvan Gallery will debut with an artists’ reception that is free and open to the public, Friday, April 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include light hors d’oeurves and beverages. Visitors can also observe glass blowing demonstrations by artists at Blue Sage Studio. The installation will continue through April 26.