ReDesign exhibition launches today at Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College; Columbia, MO.

ReDesign Exhibition 2021 Poster

Co-curated by (power duo!) Bethanie Irons and Danielle Langdon, ReDesign surveys the many ways design informs and directs how people interact and appreciate their everyday experiences and sense of being.

Displaying a range of approaches–from quilting to digital designing, cyanotype to letterpress printing, are ReDesign participating artists who implement color, shape, pattern, space and “text-ure” (referring to the feeling or nature of a surface, and the idea of “text” to “-ure,” that is,  “indicating an act, process or result”) with shared qualities and instincts.

ReDesign Exhibition 2021, CC Galleries | Image: Columbia College

Exhibiting artists are: Andy Arkley, Austin Saylor, Becca Van K, Ben Hannam, Jean Brueggenjohann, Jennifer Warren, Jessica Poundstone, John RicheyKevin Cates, Levi Sherman, Nick Satinover, Schessa Garbutt, Simone Martin-Newberry, Stephanie Carpenter  and yes, you guessed it me, Andrew Ooi.

Among the works presented of this dynamic group, I will be showing, Axis 2, from my Meta-Chroma collection.

Andrew Ooi, Axis 2, 2016 | 192 Folded Gampi-paper paintings with acrylic and ink | 10.5 x 10.5 x 1 inches, 27 x 27 x 2.5 cm | Image: Columbia College

ReDesign runs from January 11 – February 5, 2021 at Sidney Larson Gallery, located in Brown Hall of Columbia College. A virtual Zoom reception with curators and attending artists will be held on January 27, 2021 from 4–6pm. At that time, curators Irons and Langdon will also provide an exhibition tour and describe the genesis of the show. To attend, please follow the Zoom link,

Thank-you to Irons, Langdon, Columbia College and the Art Department for their care and consideration; and to my peers and fellow artists, I am delighted to learn of your work and be found in your company. Congrats to all!

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, for their assistance in the presentation of this artwork.

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