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May Yang

InEx Slider_MorrisonLans

JP Morrison Lans

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Jason Lockhart

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Tommy Ball

InEx Slider_Williams

Libby Williams

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Grace Grothaus Grimm

InEx Slider_BallTahlia

Tahlia Ball



InEx

ETA Collective







The ETA Collective:

Tahlia Ball
Tommy Ball
Grace Grothaus Grimm
JP Morrison Lans
Jason Lockhart
Libby Williams
May Yang

Exhibition Statement

InEx (Internal/External) is an exhibition featuring work by Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), a collective of seven artists based in Tulsa, OK. This exhibition highlights the distinct visual voice of each artist while simultaneously revealing our mutual interest in the internal and external human perception or ‘landscape’ that weaves ETA’s work together. In addition to sharing their personal reflections on internal and external experience, the artists pull back the curtain on their own artistic process by revealing the objects, images and external experiences that have influenced their internal processes and the direction of their artwork. 

ETA Group Statement

Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) is a collective of seven artists who met while living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our work is linked by an underlying connection to the idea of place. We all create landscapes, both internal and external that are inspired by our own sets of experiences and perceptions of our surroundings.

We have come together at a shared moment in our careers – a stage beyond emerging, yet not quite established. By convening and exhibiting together we are able to discuss aspirations and struggles, share resources and cast fresh eyes on one another’s works in progress.

Lastly, we all share a Midwestern work ethic in which we take pride in the act of working with our hands and thoroughly engaging with each step of the artistic process. Together we articulate the clear voice of a group of artists who find that pulling together is stronger than going at it alone.

 

 






Artist Bios & Project Summaries

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Tahlia Ball
Artist Bio

Film photography allows me to incite curiosity while creating a debate of beauty vs. disgust that carries over into my installations. Observations lead me to see the vast beauty of obscurity. Walking the line between the two enthralls me to share my enjoyment of questionable situations. My expression is fulfilled by blurring different connections of art and life.” – Tahlia Ball

Historical Architecture dominates my drive to paint. Light, perspective, and perceived color serves as my foundation from which I build. Through imposing my perceived relativity and color expression, cohesion is created. My work is an instance of personal experience in the urban environment.” – Tommy Ball


Grace Grothaus Grimm
Artist Bio
Artist Statement – Grace Grothaus Grimm
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“Due to the Internet revolution, I grew up during the seismic shift from analog to digital. Consumed with watching the world paradigm shift so rapidly, I am compelled to use the tools of both worlds. Because I investigate the increasingly blurred line between life spent online and in the real world, the medium for me is often the message. I’m interested in creating dialogue around the perception of what can be considered ‘natural’ any longer. Where will future generations draw the line between the physical and virtual in ten years or in fifty? I imagine it will be very different from now, for we shape our tools, and thereafter they shape us.” – Grace Grothaus Grimm 


JP Morrison Lans
Artist Bio
Full Artist Statement – JP Morrison Lans
jpmorrisonlans.com

JP Morrison Lans works primarily in colored pencil and graphite to create realistic yet altered figurative portraits focused on self-reflection and internal exploration. This is accomplished by altering elements such as setting, lighting, composition and anatomy. She often presents her drawings inside of installation environments that use symbols of houses, forts, and fantasy spaces to instill a sense of pleasure, bemusement and childlike wonder in the viewer.


Jason Lockhart 
Artist Bio

Inspiration comes to me from no specific source. Things just seem to pop out of the background noise of everyday life, so I take those things and do my best to arrange them in interesting compositions. Primarily I’ve been working with acrylics and generally am finding my ‘worlds’ consisting of fonts, buildings, and strange push and pulls.” – Jason Lockhart 


Libby Williams
Artist Bio
Full Artist Statement – Libby Williams
libbywilliamsart.com

My work is an exploration of the potential of art to function as a language—a visual voice that communicates painted ideas through color, space, scale and form. By using a consistent vocabulary, made of interlocking pieces of color, I have created a working process that allows me to produce different types of paintings: invented color compositions, abstractions of spatial perceptions, and directly observed interpretations of the landscape. – Libby Williams 


May Yang
Artist Bio
Full Artist Statement – May Yang
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My work explores methods of image manipulation, commonly using typography and photography. Typographic collage serves as a compositional foundation in many of my pieces. Individual characters are magnified, cut up and reassembled; sometimes marrying a piece of a serif with the curve of a script typeface. These new letterform constructions remain vaguely recognizable, yet their original intentions are lost in their repurposing. Alongside the letterforms are photographic images that are similarly processed. Methods such as photocopy transfer, gel medium transfer and halftone screen-printing often lead to imperfect or partial renditions of the original image. Again, the manipulation obscures the original representation. These techniques are an intersection of my background in both graphic design and printmaking and show a juxtaposition of those two worlds. – May Yang