GRACEFUL ARTS GALLERY | ALVA, OKLAHOMA
DONA LAURITA GALLERY | LOUISVILLE, CO
SOLO EXHIBITION “BEYOND”
GRAPHITE ELEMENTS AND DESIGN | OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
With BEYOND, AK Westerman offers a compilation of works designed to incite the imagination and encourage us to embrace a state of amazement and wonder we so often abandon after childhood. Vivid swirls of color and washes of light contrast with furtive, otherworldly creatures wrapped in darkness. Lush landscapes teeming with new life integrate seamlessly with technological and inorganic elements in intricately detailed compositions. Each piece is left deliberately open to interpretation, and invites escape to a world confined only by the limits of our own innovation.
EXHIBITION WITH NANCY JACKSON “TURN”
THE PROJECT BOX | OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
In their first exhibition together, ”Turn”, acrylic artist AK Westerman and jewelry designer Nancy Jackson invite us to turn our eyes to the perfection of the natural beauty that surrounds us, and to reexamine the changing of seasons as it represents cleansing and rebirth in nature as well as in our own personal journeys. Jackson brilliantly captures ephemeral moments in the earth’s seasonal transitions with masterfully crafted designs created from earth’s most precious metals and minerals. The delicate radiance of Jackson’s work can only be described as captivating wearable art. The jewelry collection is the perfect complement to Westerman’s intricate and otherworldly interpretations of nature’s metamorphosis. Her works consist of wood panels featuring deeply textured compositions of charcoal, acrylic, sculpted clays and gels, each panel depicting the inevitable passage of time. Together the artists hope to create a visceral experience that invites viewers to explore our integral connection to creation.
“CURIOSITIES” AK WESTERMAN & DORSHAK BLOCH/BOMBS AWAY ART
MAINSITE CONTEMPORARY ART | NORMAN, OK