A little bit of this, a little bit of that … contemporary OKC gallery Artspace at Untitled is about to unveil its latest exhibition, celebrate the Halloween season, give a distinctively Oklahoma spin to a venerable group creativity project and raise funds for its future all at the same time. Prepare yourself for the Exquisite Corpse All Hallow’s Eve Celebration and Auction.
There are, for the record, no actual cadavers involved in the exhibition; Exquisite Corpse refers to a group activity in which each participant contributes part of a composition without seeing the whole, resulting in a curious, and creative, mishmash. Artspace asked 60 local artists to help illustrate segments of human figures that had been divided into thirds, and the mixed-and-matched results will remain on display at 1 NE 3rd Oct. 31-Nov. 24. But first comes the party.
The preview event Oct. 26 actually will have a few dead bodies, but at least they’ll be singing – along with palm readers, sword swallowers, live music, carnival games and even a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as art, food, drinks and auction items.
Gallery founder Laura Warriner calls the event “a true testament to the imagination and drive of the artists, volunteers, friends and staff who collaborate at Artspace. While Artspace and its mission has been steadfast in OKC for years, our organization is expanding its voice in new ways through multidisciplinary practices, making Artspace at Untitled one of the prominent creative spaces in Oklahoma.”
Find tickets and information online at 1ne3.org/exquisitecorpse/. Creative outfits are strongly encouraged – there will be a costume contest although if you can’t decide what to wear, this is one event where the elements of your ensemble don’t necessarily have to match.