Public lecture and opening reception Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
This exhibition pairs the work of two distinguished professors emeriti of the OU School of Art & Art History: George Bogart and James Henkle. Bogart, who joined the faculty in 1970, experimented restlessly with oil paint, and the exhibition offers a retrospective of his career. The furniture designs of James Henkle offer a sculptural counterpoint to the paintings of Bogart. Henkle taught design at OU for nearly 40 years and, although he worked in a variety of media, he excelled in the artful design of modernist furniture.
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Friday June 6, 7 p.m.
Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium
Oil and Wood: Oklahoma Moderns George Bogart and James Henkle
Susan Havens Caldwell, Professor Emeritus, Art History, OU School of Art & Art History
Dr. Susan H. Caldwell, David Ross Boyd Professor Emerita of Art History, will discuss the works of painter George A. Bogart and sculptor and product designer James L. Henkle, both longtime professors in the OU School of Art & Art History. Caldwell will present and analyze works by both artists within the context of their individual artistic developments and their love for and mastery of materials —primarily oil and wood.