The University of Oklahoma School of Art & Art History presents FISH 2012: International Art Competition. Artists who focus on themes that relate to the culture of fishing were invited to submit work. The exhibition will offer a broad range of interpretations such as fishing as an economic lifestyle, the process of fishing, work and gender issues, conservation & politics, environmental habitats & sustainability, food quality & safety, fishing for subsistence, fisheries collapse, & community education. Selected works will be exhibited in the Lightwell Gallery at the University of Oklahoma School of Art & Art History from October 23 through November 7, 2012.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Cedar Marie received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a recipient of a 2010 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) Creative Arts Fellowship and an OVAC Art Writing and Curitorial Fellowship. Her creative work is inspired by people who work on the water and investigates the cultural shifts of small fishing communities. Her curatorial projects include This Land is My Land (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 2008) and Of The Body (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008). Marie’s work is exhibited widely, and is cited in numerous publications including Slate Magazine, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, and the College Art Association’s Art Journal. She is an Assistant Professor of Foundations Education at the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History.
23 Oct 2012 Exhibition Opens
25 Oct 2012 Opening Reception
7 Nov 2012 Final Day of Exhibition