Modos de ver/Ways of Seeing, The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University

Chicago-based Puerto Rican artist Edra Soto created this artwork installation specifically for the Gardiner Gallery of Art windows.

The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University is pleased to present Modos de ver/Ways of Seeing, a group exhibition of internationally acclaimed contemporary Latin American art. Organized to coincide with Latin American and Hispanic Heritage month, Modos de ver/Ways of Seeing also celebrates the recent renovation of the Gardiner Gallery of Art, completed thanks to a generous gift from The Hearst Foundations.

Roberto Gil de Montes

Modos de ver/Ways of Seeing showcases the work of eight multigenerational artists whose artworks speak to prehispanic and colonial heritage while referring to different migrations in and from Latin America. Artists include Francheska Alcántara (Dominican, b. Bronx, New York), Ana Buitrago (b. Bogotá, Colombia), Isabella Cruz-Chong (b. Austin, Texas), Roberto Gil de Montes (b. Guadalajara, Mexico), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. Mexico City, Mexico), Sandra Monterroso (b. Guatemala City, Guatemala), Abigail Reyes (b. San Salvadore, El Salvador), and Edra Soto (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico). Encompassing a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, installation and video, the artworks grapple with issues such as modernity, coloniality, patriarchy and gender. Many of the artists in the exhibition give voice to peripheral communities by presenting traditional materials and techniques in combination with new technologies and methods of making, inviting us to learn from the past in order to understand the present.

Francheska Alcántara

The exhibition is co-curated by Silvia Benedetti, a Venezuelan New York-based art historian, curator and writer and Lindsay Aveilhé, Director of the Gardiner Gallery with additional support from Curatorial Assistant Valentina Plata Martinez (M.A. Art History) and Gallery Assistant Ruth Sanchez (B.A. Arts Administration). 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only. Closed on Sundays, university holidays and home game days. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibition on view through Octiober, 27 2023.