once a year i try to return to oklahoma city (okc) where i spent seven years of my life immersed in creating and learning about art at the university of oklahoma. while okc may not roll off your tongue if asked to name a place you go to for art, i can tell you it's cracking wide open save bursting out with creativity. each year there's a little more...and i think at present, there's something like over a hundred gallery openings a night. a combination of low cost of living and a leftover from the 1960s counter culture paired with wealth (and there is a lot of money in the city) and there you have it. had seattle not lured me away, i'd still live there as even then, there was something about it.
this year was no different. and we actually went right from the airport oklahoma contemporary to see an exhibit of chuck webster. while the work wasn't all that well received, i was captivated with the presentation: hundreds of pictures literally adhered to the wall with a push pin. the photo quality here is so/so as they were taken with a phone but as i use the phone for snapping sketches, i thought i'd begin here.