Though born in Nebraska, artist Ed Ruscha spent many developmental years—about fifteen of them—here in Oklahoma. Since then, he’s moved on to bigger places and better things, but his work has always managed to keep this state very close to his heart.
As a visual celebration of his life and art, Oklahoma Contemporary, 11 NW 11th Street, will present Ed Ruscha: OKLA starting today. Focusing on his sixty-plus year career and his ties to the state, the exhibition will feature known art like “Twentysix Gasoline Stations” and “Chocolate Room” as well as newer pieces of work that guarantee a full spectrum of who exactly Ruscha is.
“(Oklahoma) is an unbelievable, romantic place to me,” Ruscha said. “Every time I return to the state I want to drive out to the panhandle because it’s so austere and beautiful. It sort of revives my entire feeling about the state of Oklahoma.”
Oklahoma City Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell caused controversy this week after he cynically questioned in a city council meeting whether or not a new grocery project designed to alleviate a food desert on the Northeast side would sell fried food. Here’s a breakdown of what went down… About halfway through this past week’s Zoom […]
A couple of days ago, in between Round 1 and Round 2 of Siberian Snowpocalypse 2021, I took my daughter out to play in the snow and noticed something that I had never seen before in Oklahoma – a flock of probably 100 or so robins flying around my neighbor’s yard screaming, screeching and chirping like they were auditioning for roles in The Birds 2: Winter of Hell.
I watched in unison as they all descended on a holly tree in my neighbor’s yard, and like a school of piranhas eating a person in a B-movie, picked all the berries off as we rushed inside to take cover.
Okay, I sensationalized things a tad, but here’s a video I shared on Twitter: