Myriad Gardens showing works by Oklahoma artists Jason Wilson and Sarah Atlee in Crystal Bridge Visitors Lobby
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is showing the exhibition "Different Angles: Jason Wilson and Sarah Atlee" through Aug. 9 in the Visitor Lobby of its Crystal Bridge Conservatory.
The show features quilts by Atlee and paintings by Wilson. Both artists work in strong colors and geometric shapes.
The exhibit is free to view during Crystal Bridge hours from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
After 20 years as a professional painter, Atlee pivoted to focus on quilting as her primary art form. Atlee is known for her colorful and geometric compositions, rich with energy and free-form texture. Using improvisational patchwork and reclaimed textiles, Atlee creates mindful, joyful quilts that are at home on both art gallery walls and a cozy couch. For more information, go to sarahatlee.com.
Wilson produces perceptual art, which requires an artist to conceive; mathematically calculate; plot; draw; and finally paint his design on canvas. Wilson says his designs are about building the painting as much as painting the painting, and the process involves hours of construction. To this end, Wilson developed his own special acrylic paint formula to hand paint his canvas. Perceptual art asks its audience to visually or emotionally interact with the design. Some perceptual art appears to shimmer and shift while other designs may, for example, provide a sense of serenity and grace. For more information, go to www.artbyjasonwilson.com.
The Myriad Gardens' Crystal Bridge is located in downtown Oklahoma at 301 W Reno. For more information, go to myriadgardens.org.