Christie Owen and Brandi Downham offer a collection of works immersed in the language of unity and balance. Drawing on their individual processes, each artist will present work that evokes a visceral sense of steady wakefulness. Extracting from their own intuition, and inspired by the flourish of spring, “Awake” serves as a metaphor for both a season and a journey.
OPENING Friday May 13, 2016 7 to 11 pm
Meet the artists
Celebrate Live on the Plaza
Free & open to the public
CLOSING Saturday May 28, 2016
LOCATION Graphite Gallery 1751 NW 16th St, OKC 73106
HOURS 11 TO 7 Tues — Sun
CONTACT graphiteokcart.com 405-919-0578 / 405-615-4837
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 super excited to be one of the artists in ONE: Noche Cubana at Mainsite Contemporary for the Blind Art Auction: An invitational exhibit of works by some of Oklahoma’s most respected visual artists. There will be a party Havana-style to celebrate the culture of Cuba through music, dance, art, food, drink and surprises. ONE raises money to support the operations of the Norman Arts Council. Mainsite is one of my favorite galleries in Oklahoma and I am honored to have been chosen to participate.
“Cayenne” | Acrylic on panel | 12″ x 24″ x 1.5″ | 2016
For more info: normanarts.org
It’s a busy weekend for art events! I am participating in Allied Arts Artini Arcade and created “Sugar Mountain #7” for the auction. For more event info: alliedartini.com
“Sugar Mountain #7 & #8” Diptych / SOLD – Pictured is 1 of 2 works in the Sugar Mountain series.
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. Exhibition: 1/11-1/22/16 Event: Friday, 1/22/16
“Sugar Mountain” #4 & #5 Diptych | Acrylic on wood panel | 14′ x 5′ x 1.5″ | 2016 | SOLD $15,000
“Manifest” | Acrylic + resin on birch panel | 12″ x 12″ x 2.5″ | 2015 – Available for Purchase at Nault Fine Art
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
“Egress” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015
“Happy Go Lucky” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015
“Wine Rust” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015
+ there is much more to see. Hope you can stop in:)
(Christie Owen Artist Representation — Nault Fine Art)
Recently Sold @ BD Home “Stop Over” & “Rock Candy”
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.
Art work available for purchase at these locations: (scroll down)
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.
April 21 // Christie Owen, Christie Hackler & Ashley Griffith
June 16 // Christie Owen, Joe & Angela Slack
September 15 // Christie Owen & Matt Goad
November 17 // Christie Owen, Rick & Tracey Bewley
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
Saatchi Online Gallery // prints + original works
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opening: Oct 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm
Closing: Jan 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm
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:
Big Spate | Acrylic + Canvas | 60″ x 84″ x 2.25″ | 2015
Birch | Acrylic, Masonite, Resin + Walnut | 25″ x 50″ x 3″ | 2014
Keylime | Acrylic + Canvas | 30″ x 40″ x 2.25″ | 2015
Verdigris | Acrylic + Canvas | 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″ | 2015
Kismit | Acrylic, Sand, Masonite, Steel + Walnut | 37″ x 61″ x 3″ | 2014
Nodo #2, #3 + #4 | Copper + Powder Coat | 13″ + 22″ | 2014
Rock Candy | Acrylic + Canvas | 18″ x 36″ x 2.5″ | 2015
Stop Over | Acrylic, Masonite, Resin + Walnut | 36″ x 48″ x 3″ | 2014
Substructure | Acrylic + Canvas | 60″ x 84″ x 2.25″ | 2015