Written by David Tamez on Wednesday June 26, 2013
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center currently displays the artwork of Laurie Frick. The exhibit titled, “Walking, Eating, Sleeping” is open until August 23. Frick’s work is inspired in part by technology. On her website she writes, “You can track just about everything you do in your life these days, using the Internet via computer or cell phone apps to generate charts of what you did, with whom, how much, where, when, and everything but why.” Frick adopted a daily routine of measuring her activities in a project she calls, “Quantify Me.” Her quantifiable patterns, like her heart rate, the duration of her sleep or body weight inspire her colorful and complex works. Her recorded and measured life is the basis of her artwork made of thousands of laminate counter-top samples, of intricate collage, of thick laser-cut paper hangings. When visiting the exhibit you’ll be looking at the artist herself made evident in visualizations of how much she slept each night, how much food she ate, how many calories burned, how many places visited, what her daily moods have been, and more. The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is free to the public and open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 10 pm, and Friday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information visit www.cityartscenter.org.
Author: Janna Smith