Painter John Newsom gives a tour of the learning gallery at Oklahoma Contemporary, which pairs with his exhibition, Nature’s Course, in the main gallery.

John Newsom: Nature’s Course at Oklahoma Contemporary is a mid-career retrospective, featuring 31 of his paintings from the last 20 years. Newsom is best known for his richly textured large-scale oil on canvas paintings of flora and fauna. Newsom’s work layers and combines elements of Abstract Expressionism, minimalist geometric shapes, and hyper-realistic representations of animals to create complex allegories of the natural world.

The exhibition runs from March 24 to August 15, 2022.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at