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For Artist James Grashow, Anything Goes (Including Cardboard Sculptures, Woodcuts, LP Covers, Etc.)


On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the veteran artist James Grashow, born in Brooklyn in 1942, who's been creating an appealing, wide-ranging body of work since the 1960s. From large-scale environmental installations to album covers for Deep Purple and Jethro Tull to miniature "houseplants" (in which homes and buildings replace flowers and buds in intricately constructed bouquets), Grashow creates works that somehow thrive on both whimsy and decay, both wonder and mortality. His is an engaging and talkative personality that seems to embrace such contradictions, not reject them, as we find on today's show. Grashow's large-format cardboard installation, "The Corrugated Alphabet Project," will be on exhibit  at the Alexandre Hogue Gallery, here on the TU campus, from tomorrow (Thursday the 24th) through February 21st. The artist will lecture on his work at 4 pm tomorrow in the Jerri Jones Lecture Hall in TU's Phllips Hall. An opening reception will follow this lecture in the Hogue Gallery. For more about this artist and his impressive array of work, please see this link. And you can go here to learn more about Grashow's new exhibit here at TU.

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