CALLIGRAFFITI: Explorations in Modern Lettering
October 11- November 2, 2019
Opening: Friday, October 11, 6-9pm
Hours After Opening: Thursdays 5pm - 8pm, Fridays 5pm - 8pm, Saturdays 1pm - 5pm
Calligraffiti is a two-person art show exploring the parameters of modern lettering // Featuring all new works by Teresa J. Wilber and Chris Sker, Calligraffiti is an exciting show that celebrates traditional forms of calligraphy while pushing into new realms of stylewriting //
With works both large and small, including three-dimensional pieces, Calligraffiti offers collectors and fans the opportunity to enjoy new bodies of work from two dynamic Tulsa artists //
About the show //
Calligraffiti opening night reception and sale takes place on Friday Oct. 11 from 6pm-9pm // Guests will enjoy wine & music and have the first opportunity to purchase, with both artists present to give remarks on their work
About the artists //
Chris Sker Rogers is a Tulsa-born graffiti artist with a passion for artistic progress. A graduate of Booker T and OU, Sker is an experienced professional artist who is an active part of the vibrant arts scene in his home town. After painting dozens of professional murals over the years, Sker maintains relevance with his community engagement and support of local arts, striving to serve as a creative catalyst.
Sker has a passion for modern stylewriting, creating customized art with an emphasis on flow and composition. Well-versed in painting and design in addition to his first love graffti, Sker continually strives to move his skills forward while enjoying the process of artistic creation.
In this brand new collection, Sker has created a dynamic series of pieces. The techniques showcased often reflect the immediacy of street graffiti while reminding of urban environments. The power of the written word, the influence of letters and the layering of style are all visited in this collection.
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Mixed media artist Teresa J. Wilber, of Tulsa, OK, holds a B.A. degree from Oklahoma State University. For the past 40 years, she has taken her love of art, calligraphy and letterforms to a level of unique creativity, with artistic renderings enveloped in revealing artist books.
Over the years, Teresa’s artistic work has been commissioned by corporations and individuals, iincluding the unique and elaborate honor-scrolls and leather-bound cases which she completed for Phillips Petroleum Company, Williams Companies and University of Oklahoma. She continues to teach calligraphy, paper arts and book arts, having taught at Tulsa Community College, Philbrook Museum School, Waterworks Art Studio, and workshops throughout the United States.
Teresa has been featured and published in professional periodicals such as Letter Arts Review and Bound and Lettered. Recent work has involved a new direction of merging the traditional with a more contemporary style of expressive marks, based on the same alphabetic components. Her work is most notably found in her creative, structural artist books, having been exhibited in solo and groups shows and in art exhibits in Washington, DC, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas.