The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Nesbitt Gallery will feature painter William Stoehr’s powerful portraits in “Victims, Witnesses, and Survivors.”
Focusing on large portraits, Stoehr starts with an ambiguous expression, shared gaze and uncertain context calculated to provoke the viewer into creating a narrative. He uses a limited pallet of acrylic paint along with metallic and iridescent colors to produce patterns that change with lighting and perspective. Stoehr experiments with the amount and type of information required to evoke an image and to find those characteristics that cause an emotional response to the portrait.
The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist June 8th at 6:30 p.m.