November 10–December 15, 2000
In these paintings imagery functions as essence, much as a guitar chord for Hendrix, or the steel and concrete that formed the foundation for the “Primary Structures” of early minimalism. Horses, flowers, and landscapes are well-loved, familiar subjects in art. As such, they are Andoe’s givens, his ready-mades. Andoe presents us with a thoughtful commemoration of things that, quite simply, are.
Joe Andoe was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1955. He received his MFA from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma in 1981. In 1993, Norm was given the title of Honorary Chair for the University of Oklahoma.
Curated by Karen Emenhiser.