John Raymond Mireles’ Neighbors Project
As part of his quest to restore America’s shattered national unity one photograph at a time, artist John Raymond Mireles, in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Downtown Partnership, will exhibit portraits from his Neighbors Project on the façade of the BOK Park Plaza building located at the intersection of N Walker Avenue and W Sheridan Ave. Mireles installed 35 portraits ranging in size up to 12 feet tall at the ground level of the building. This exhibition will be viewable to the general public from October 26 to April 15, 2019.
Over the past three years, artist John Raymond Mireles has worked to unite Americans across their geographic, racial, political, cultural and other differences by photographing individuals from all 50 US states and publicly exhibiting their portraits. Mireles connects with his subjects up close and enlarges the resulting portraits to larger-than-life scale in order to encourage viewers to intimately relate to and empathize with their fellow residents of the United States of America.