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Art review: 'Memories' are made of this

November 9, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Small “Objects of Desire” are made larger, and materials are used in novel ways to challenge our imaginations, in three new exhibits. The three “Memories Explored” shows by Jose Rodriguez, Beatriz Mayorca and David Phelps are at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Contrast Found in Show of Paintings

October 17, 2017 - John Brandenburg

There is a nice contrast between the more downbeat film noirish oils of George Oswalt and the “decidedly positive” acrylics of Elizabeth Hahn. Their paintings and photos by G. L. August Loessberg are on view in a show by the three “longtime friends” at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

From Funky to Functional, JRB Show Offers Much

September 14, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Visitors have a superb choice between jazzy abstractions, primitive landscapes, and organic yet functional vessels, in a 3-person exhibit at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Variety of Nudes on View in JRB Exhibit

July 13, 2017 - John Brandenburg

“Each civilization has a different way of looking at the human body,” and this also applies to many of the artists in a new show. More than 30 artists are showing in the “Art of the Nude” exhibit through July 30 at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Art show celebrates the 'Best of the West'

June 9, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Works by three artists in the “Best of the West 2017” show are almost heroic, while still life oils by the fourth are magically realistic. The exhibit by Paul Moore, Mike Larsen, Allen Birnbach and James Andrew Smith is at JRB Art at The Elms gallery, 2810 N Walker.

JRB show features abstract acrylics

May 11, 2017 - John Brandenburg

Layers cover up elements in the mostly abstract acrylics of Beth Hammack and photographed collages of Andy Mattern. Hammack and Mattern are exhibiting work at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker, along with three landscape artists.

Art and theater notes, April 2

April 2, 2017 - Oklahoman

JRB Art at The Elms welcomes figurative painters Sara and Shane Scribner's show, “Reverie!” and never before seen etchings from the estate of D.J. Lafon. The exhibitions open with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. April 7 during Paseo's First Friday Gallery Walk, and run through April 30.

Norman-area artists offer choice in JRB show

March 26, 2017 - John Brandenburg

An intriguing choice between nonobjective abstractions, color photos, and fantasy paintings and drawings is offered in a current show.

Showing work at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker, are Tom Toperzer, Todd Stewart, Jason Cytacki and Haley Prestifilippo.

All are Norman-area artists with strong connections to the University of Oklahoma.

Colors come to fore

October 26, 2016 - John Brandenburg

Colorful realistic-expressive paintings and stylized “aerial landscapes” contrast nicely with a relative lack of hue, in three solo exhibits.

The shows by Carol Beesley of Norman, Bob Nunn of Dallas, and John Wolfe of Oklahoma City, are at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Iranian-born artist Behnaz Sohrabian makes Oklahoma her second home

August 16, 2016 - Ben Luschen

Though the move reunited Behnaz Sohrabian with her brother and sister, the Iranian-born artist felt like she touched surface of a new planet when she arrived in Oklahoma, a place she now calls her second home.

Sohrabian is one of three artists featured this month at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N. Walker Ave. Her exhibit, The Creator, runs through Aug. 28. John Brandenburg’s Noble Figures and Janet Massad’sDuets also are on display.