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Small “Objects of Desire” are fabricated larger, and abstracts are acclimated in atypical agency to claiming our imaginations, in three new exhibits.
The three “Memories Explored” shows by Jose Rodriguez, Beatriz Mayorca and David Phelps are at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.
Rodriguez said his alloyed media graphite assets characterize “small and baby things” he collects on a beyond calibration to let admirers analyze them added carefully.
Charming and wryly agreeable is one Rodriguez cartoon alleged “These Flowers For You.”
Under a boutonniere of flowers, a dog baby in animal clothes serenades a bowl rabbit, cutting a dress with his chicken guitar, in this assignment by Rodriguez.
Another Rodriguez cartoon depicts two bright spinning acme on a blooming saucer, while blush is larboard out of his account of abstracts in a toy chase car, advancing “The Illusion of Speed.”
Oklahoma City artisan Rodriguez is a above tenured printmaking assistant at the University of New Mexico.
Venezuelan-born Mayorca, an Oklahoma City citizen back 2005, makes us contemplate what it agency to “Become” in one of her show's best evocative works.
In “Become,” a blooming snake-like figure, which could additionally be a walking cane, angry with rope, coils up a ladder, aptitude adjoin the wall, its ancillary confined arched outward, surrealistically.
Turquoise chaplet and bisected marbles stud the central of a laminated plywood circle, abeyant by abundant cord, in Mayorca's “The Courage to Keep Going … To Live, To Breathe.”
Playing with accomplished art against banal action are bewitched red, dejected and chicken “rainsticks” and three blue-green accurate blocks, angry into jewel-like bank pieces, by Mayorca.
Bizarrely arresting are the not absolutely absolutely “99 Bottles of Beer,” topped with brownish skulls, a la the old song, offered to us by internationally accepted sculptor Phelps.
Bronze skulls on gray alembic bodies additionally become the two “people” manning Phelps' “Team Lauson” baby car, with its own agent and soap box derby-size wheels.
More abusive than Phelps' “Pastoral Dreamer” and “Oarsman” is the blow amount of a lounging, about leering brownish rabbit, on a archetypal pedestal, who thinks “I'm Too Sexy for the Garden.”
Known for his abstracts that assume to appear from the ground, Phelps said his contempo works additionally analyze his claimed history, but application cogent altar that accompany to activity memories.
Phelps is an Oklahoma City artisan who has been commissioned to actualize all-embracing sculptures beyond the country.
The three “Memories Explored” shows are awful recommended in their run through Nov. 26.
— John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman