Oklahoma Contemporary
Nathan Young, Peyote Box
An open wooden box with two photos attached to the lid and various ceremonial objects surrounding it

ArtNow 2023

ArtNow: The Soul is a Wanderer

June 22, 2023 to Jan. 15, 2024
Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery

"Crucial to finding the way is this: There is no beginning or end. You must make your own map." — Joy Harjo, A Map to the Next World, 2000

Blue strips of fabric hang from rectangular holes cut into a half circle of light-colored wood
Elspeth Schulze, A trying: of what, of weight

The Soul is a Wanderer is the latest iteration of Oklahoma Contemporary’s biennial ArtNow exhibition, featuring recent art from Oklahoma. This version, conceived by guest curator Lindsay Aveilhé, brings together approximately 15 artists working across the state in painting, sculpture, video, performance, photography and ceramics. Together, the works in this exhibition will evoke shared histories and interconnected experiences, inviting viewers to map their own futures in and beyond the region.

ArtNow: The Soul is a Wanderer is a collaboration between Oklahoma Contemporary and Aveilhé, an independent curator and researcher from Tulsa.


Nathan Young, Peyote Box, 2016. Giclee print. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.

Elspeth Schulze, A trying: of what, of weight, 2019. Plywood, blue tarp, thread, sand. 90 x 30 x 18 in. Image courtesy of the artist.


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