Oklahoma Contemporary

Chiyoko Myose: Sojourning

Chiyoko Myose: Sojourning

06/02/18 - 08/11/18 | Fairgrounds

Oklahoma Contemporary hosted a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Myose expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country. She considers herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces had a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between individuals to those between countries. The exhibition also included a piece that invites members of the community to contribute to the artwork by tying knots with threads. Each new knot was a reminder that we are all connected and we should treasure that connection. The exhibition also featured a new work, created especially for Oklahoma Contemporary.

Curator talks led by Curatorial and Exhibitions Director Jennifer Scanlan: 6 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7

Gallery talks: 6 p.m. June 19, June 26, July 17, July 24 and July 31

July 14 Make + Take

All day: Learning Gallery, interactive component of A Thread X A Thread

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Artists at Work: Open Rehearsal

Daniel Racer, a composer and professor at Friends University, has composed a chamber music piece in response to Myose's installations. Racer, Cindy Thompson and Kay Buskirk will perform Sojourning Threads as part of a free day of Myose celebration.

The August 11 Make + Take will include Learning Gallery activities, the interactive component of A Thread X A Thread, and a family-friendly gallery talk (2 p.m.).


Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. see additional holidays


3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.951.0000
Fax: 405.951.0003

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