A Thread X A Thread
A Thread X A Thread, Chiyoko Myose
Gift (detail)
Gift (detail), Chiyoko Myose
Akari, Chiyoko Myose

Chiyoko Myose: Sojourning

06/02 - 08/11

Curator talks led by Curatorial and Exhibitions Director Jennifer Scanlan: 6 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7


Gallery talks: 6 p.m. June 19, June 26, July 17, July 24 and July 31


Oklahoma Contemporary will host a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Myose expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country. She considers herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces will have a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between individuals to those between countries.  The exhibition will also include a piece that invites members of the community to contribute to the artwork by tying knots with threads. Each new knot is a reminder that we are all connected and we should treasure that connection. The exhibition will feature a new work, created especially for Oklahoma Contemporary. 


July 14 Make + Take

All day: Learning Gallery, interactive component of the exhibition

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Artists at Work: Open Rehearsal in the gallery

Daniel Racer, a composer and professor at Friends University, has composed a chamber music piece in response to Myose's installations. Racer, Cindy Thompson and Kay Buskirk will perform Sojourning Threads as part of a free day of Myose celebration.

2 p.m.: Family-friendly gallery talk

3 p.m.:  Performance of Sojourning Threads


The August Make + Take will also include the Learning Gallery, interactive component of the exhibition and a family-friendly gallery talk (2 p.m.).