Oklahoma Contemporary
Aqueous (photo by Dennis Spielman)
An aerial photo depicts the swirling design of a light sculpture on an open patch of green grass

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Aug. 12, 2020

VIDEO: Aqueous at Oklahoma Contemporary

Jen Lewin's interactive lightscape opens in Campbell Art Park
A nighttime aerial photo depicts the illuminated swirl of an abstract light sculpture rendered mostly in blue
Aqueous is a dazzling light landscape, bringing the themes of Oklahoma Contemporary's inaugural Bright Golden Haze exhibition out into the open air. (Photo by Dennis Spielman)

Light is an essential part of the new Oklahoma Contemporary. From the building's reflective aluminum fins capturing the ever-changing Oklahoma sky to the illuminating Bright Golden Haze inaugural exhibition, the unique quality of light in our home state is an essential part of your new arts center.

Few works in Oklahoma Contemporary's inaugural group show embody its themes of light and place quite like Jen Lewin's Aqueous. Installed in Campbell Art Park, just outside our new state-of-the-art facility, this imaginative installation is a literal light landscape — a swirling pageant of vivid color changing with each footstep across its winding surface.

A daytime photo depicts the reflective surface of a winding sculptural path in front of a contemporary building
During the day, Aqueous reflects the sky, audience and surrounding environment. (Photo by Dennis Spielman)

"I compose a base palette of these lights, but it doesn't come to life with true illumination — the full 'bright golden haze' — until people are actually in the work," Lewin said. "It's about illuminating this park, but also illuminating the humans in the park."

Lewin's celebration of light is open until 11 p.m. daily through Oct. 19 at our new home at NW 11th and Broadway. Until you're able to stop by and experience it for yourself, check out this dazzling video to get a sense of what you can expect from this interactive light sculpture in the heart of Oklahoma City.

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