Persistence of Vision celebrates the emotions, sensations, and knowledge that remain after we close our eyes. The show at Verbode features the work of Fringe artists Mary James Ketch, Erica Bonavida, and Becky Arman.

Mary James Ketch’s paintings are dream-like distillations of everyday life. Her narrative work draws on childhood memories, family life, and the surrounding land. Her colors and lines are soft, inviting the viewer to be enfolded in their story.

Erica Bonavida paints large photorealistic images of fabric. Many of her subjects are vintage pieces with personal and family significance. As a result, her art reminds us of the moments of life bound up in the materials we touch.

Becky Arman explores color and form in her resin paintings. Her abstract pieces often call to mind water lapping the sand or stars in the night sky. They invite us to question our perception.

Fringe is a collective of professional women artists in Oklahoma working in a variety of media and styles. Fringe artists will donate a portion of all art sales from the show to The Homeless Alliance.

Verbode, a residential real estate brokerage, is located at 415 North Broadway, Suite 101 in Oklahoma City, in the TAP Architecture Building. Persistence of Vision runs from June 21 to August 23, 2018. Visitors can view the show Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The artists will give a talk on August 23 at 6 pm at Verbode. For more information about Fringe and its member artists, visit For more information about Verbode, visit