Ed Ruscha: OKLA
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In spring 2021, Oklahoma Contemporary will present Ed Ruscha: OKLA, a landmark survey of work by Oklahoma-raised, world-renowned artist Ed Ruscha, his first-ever solo exhibition in his home state. Focusing on his groundbreaking drawings, prints, books, photos, films and graphic design, the exhibition will include works from all stages of his 60-year career.
At age 18, the artist made an epic road trip from Oklahoma to Los Angeles to begin his artistic career. He has since claimed, in many interviews, that everything he has done since was already part of him when he was 18. Ed Ruscha: OKLA considers the artist’s roots in Oklahoma, and the ways in which the visual culture and language of his upbringing have provided artistic fodder throughout his career.