Brenda Kingery: Weaving Messages presents a series of narrative abstract paintings whose vivid expressions draw from the artist’s global cultural vision and Chickasaw heritage. The exhibition contains 12 large-scale artworks ranging from the artist’s formative pieces, contemporary mature works, and new paintings. Kingery has traveled widely and influences on her work include the artists of the Ryukyuan Islands of Japan, indigenous communities in Mexico and Central America, remote villages in Uganda, as well as powwow celebrations in her native Oklahoma. Kingery’s perspective is both international and humanitarian; her artworks refer to textile, dance, drum and song traditions as living reminders of peoples’ resilience and strength in preserving and celebrating their cultures.
Brenda Kingery: Weaving Messages is curated by Heather K. Lunsford, Director of the School of Visual Art, Oklahoma City University