Autumn Pop Up, a show exhibiting new work from the studios of Anthony Dyke, Susan Morrison-Dyke, Suzanne Mears and Christie Owen, opened on Friday, September 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Nault Gallery in Midtown.

All four artists are well-established and highly visible artists in the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond. The show offers a beautiful exhibition consisting of large and small abstract paintings that share a common connecting thread when hung together. The tactile and visceral paintings, create a strong impression of kindred spirits among the four artists and their love for the physical act of painting. These artists take their work to a place where the viewer is allowed to simply enjoy the physicality of the medium, the lushness of paint and brushstrokes cutting contours to create form and space in fields of spatial ambiguity. The generous wall space, loft-like ceilings an abundance of beautiful, natural light at Nault Gallery, the artists believe provide the ideal atmosphere in which to view their works.

Suzanne Mears, Anthony Dyke, Susan Morrison-Dyke, and Christie Owen (left to right) - photo by Dennis Spielman

This may not look like it, which is the intention after all, but I’m proud of how well I edited all four of their statements together. I was experimented with a different color correction tool, adjusting curves, and I like how more blended the image looks.