‘Jardin do Amor/Garden of Love’ Works by Skip Hill, Reception

‘Jardin do Amor/Garden of Love’ Works by Skip Hill, Reception

February 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

‘Jardin do Amor/Garden of Love’
Works by Skip Hill

  • Reception for Skip on Thursday, February 15, 5-7pm
  • Through March 23, 2018
  • South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • FREE to the public during Crystal Bridge hours:
    • Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Proceeds from art sales benefit the Myriad Gardens Foundation

Skip Hill creates color rich and lyrical art exuding moods of epicurean delights in a mélange of sensual and sensory experience. Some of the most captivating parts of his mixed-media drawings are in their peripheral details – Tattoo expressive patterning, looping graphic lines, kinetic scribbling, Kanji calligraphy and African motifs. Like a shaman, Hill communicates freely between two worlds, between dream and reality, and manages to artfully coordinate his fantasy with his hand.

To learn more about Skip Hill, visit his website.

Artist’s statement

“The art in this exhibition at the Myriad Gardens like much of my artwork over the last several years has been informed aesthetically by my travels experiencing the diversity and colors of Brazil. In these paintings I’ve mined Brazil’s contrasts of old and new, the eclectic blend of ethnicities with origins in Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as the rich, vibrant color and energy of daily life. These influences along with days spent among the exotic flora and fauna at the Botanical Gardens in Rio de Janeiro serve as a foundation, as an idealized environment to begin the dialogue, in paint and cut paper, of my conceptual thoughts on color, line, form, and the politics of Love.”