Momentum OKC 2015 Spotlight Artists
Selected in late 2014, three artists received Momentum Spotlight awards of $2,000 to create new artistic and socially engaging projects just for Momentum. The Spotlight artists, Randall Barnes of Midwest City, Jenna Bryan of Norman, and Eric Piper of Norman, also receive three months of guidance from the guest curators, who help them refine their projects.

Drawing on his past experience as a graffiti remover, Barnes is creating a workshop of “buffing” or removal, including an alleyway with active participants continually reworking the surface of the wall with graffiti and “buffs.” Inspired by the structure of video games and the aesthetics of Japanese culture, Bryan invites visitors to customize their own avatar from a series of hand-printed paper dolls in Kamisphere. A gallery director and organizer, Piper’s project focuses on community and creation, and includes running a community space for one month. His installation will include artifacts from its events and a miniature model of the space.

These projects will debut at Momentum OKC, to be held March 6-7, 2015.
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