Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren will have three new works on exhibit as part of the Edge Art Now 2012 exhibition at the Individual Artist of Oklahoma (IAO) Art Gallery in Oklahoma City. The exhibition, presenting the work of artists who are pushing the boundaries of new and mixed media in their process, opens on Friday, May 11 with an artists’ reception from 6 – 9 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through June 1.
“These new works represent a new direction in my art making.” says Liontas-Warren. “The drawings/paintings are more emotive and show more of the creative process with a combination of realistic and expressionistic mark making. I have selected a new subject matter for my drawings, all of which will pertain to nature and historical figures. The mixed media allows a more painterly and gestural quality to evolve while focusing on developing the psychological character for each portrait. “
Liontas-Warren is one of 25 artists whose works were selected for the juried exhibition. The three drawings chosen for the exhibition are “President Lincoln,” created with pastels, watercolor and charcoal; “Mary Todd Lincoln,” created with charcoal, watercolor and acrylic paint; and “Night Plant,” created with watercolor, charcoal and pastels.
The Edge Art Now exhibition, now in its 21st year, was launched to feature new media and/or mixed media art in an effort to expand the horizon for artists and their choice of materials to use in their work. Artist Michael Freed, former director of IAO, will serve as the juror for the 2012 exhibition.
May 9, 2012