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The Elaborate Collaborate

The Elaborate Collaborate is a large-scale collaboration between Oklahoma visual artists. The exhibition embraces the exquisite corpse, as method of collaboration.

42 artists will create a series of multi media works on paper that will evolve over the five weeks (Jul-Aug 2015) it is installed at IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City. Ten video artists and one sound artist are creating a 10 minute video collaboration that will be screened during the exhibition. The public opening is during Premier on Film Row on July 17 from 6-10pm. An Exquisite Corpse Poetry Game Event will be held on Thursday, Jul30, led by poet and visual artist Kerri Shadid. There will be a closing reception on August 14 from 6-8pm.

Through this exhibition, the public will be invited to observe artists at work in the gallery, while watching a large-scale collaborative artwork take shape. Nothing of this kind has been done in Oklahoma.

Kelsey Karper and romy owens are independent curators leading this experimental exhibition.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Works on Paper: Jennifer Allen-Barron Lisa Jean Allswede Alyson Atchison Ginnie Baer rs barnes Nick Bayer Jerry Bennett Bombs Away Amanda Bradway Dylan Bradway Erin Cooper Jason Cytacki Adrienne Day Denise Duong Tim Hearne Michelle Himes-McCrory David Holland Kalee Jones W adam Lanman JP Morrison Lans
Trent Lawson Mike Litzau Tiffany McKnight Lauren Miller George Oswalt Jason Pawley Angie Piehl Haley Prestifilippo Marissa Raglin Tessa Raven Kelly Rogers Amanda Sawyer Erin Shaw Gloria Shows Rick Sinnett Clint Stone Cassie Stover William R Struby AK Westerman Libby Williams John Wolfe BJ Zorn Sneed

Video: Eli Casiano Glenn Herbert Davis Samantha Dillehay Cathleen Faubert Pete Froslie Sarah Hearn Geoffrey Hicks Mark Kuykendall Beau Leland Stefanie Leland K Edward Van Osdol

p.s. the submitted drawings are by Tim Hearne and Trent Lawson.

Funded by Oklahoma City, OK (May 2015)