Break on Through
Through July 29, Istvan Gallery, istvangallery.com, 831.2874
Entrusting your livelihood to your art is a big, daunting step – Eric Wright kept himself pent up in a workaday cubicle for 18 years before taking the leap. Today he’s an adjunct professor at Redlands Community College and professional purveyor of that long-deferred creativity, and the message in his current cube-themed exhibit at the Istvan Gallery is for viewers to break out of self-imposed boxes and enjoy finding and being who they truly are. Wright is accompanied in the Istvan show by five other artists pursuing unconventional expression: Scott Henderson, Suzanne Thomas, Michael Wilson, Trula Dawn Grooms and Tünde Darvay, a frequent contributor to local exhibitions who’s having her last Oklahoma show; she’s leaving the state to help pursue her husband’s dreams.