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Oklahoma Contemporary’s Share at the Showroom to feature USAO's Jordan Vinyard


Side by side image of artist Jordan Vinyard and musician Nick Poss

Oklahoma Contemporary’s Share at the Showroom to feature USAO's Jordan Vinyard

 

Jordan Vinyard, associate professor of art at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, will be the featured speaker in Oklahoma Contemporary’s Share at the Showroom on Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Share at the Showroom is a monthly event featuring discussions on culture and art as well as performances by local artists. The Showroom is situated in four repurposed shipping containers overlooking Campbell Park in downtown Oklahoma City and features exhibitions, events and an art library. This month’s musical guest is composer, sound designer and educator Nick Poss.

“My Frankensteinian aesthetic unravels and reconfigures technology through nonlinear means,” said Vinyard. “Most of my work attempts to reinsert humanity into technology, critically engaged the audience in the increasing struggle of our society to separate analogue existence from digitally-rendered realities. From mistaken perceptions of our phones buzzing to assumptions expectorated from mainframe veracities, my kinetic sculpture, performances and installations identify and dissect the placebo effects of technology.”

Vinyard has been part of the USAO faculty since 2013, teaching installation, sculpture, performance and bio-art. She recently helped launch Art Wrecker Studios, an off-campus gallery in downtown Chickasha. Vinyard has upcoming exhibitions at the Plainview Museum of Art in Plainview, Texas, the Firehouse Center in Longmont, Colo., the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. and 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Fla.

Oklahoma Contemporary was formed in 1989 as a nonprofit organization committed to providing the community with quality, accessible and affordable arts programming and education. Offering art exhibitions, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and local youth, Oklahoma Contemporary enriches the lives of tens of thousands of people who might not otherwise receive this exposure.