Painting by Bert Seabourn

“BERT SEABOURN, Abstract Expressionist” continues in The Depot Gallery through October 29, with a reception on October 13 from 6 to 9 pm in association with Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. Live music during the reception will be provided from 7 to 9 pm by Nuclear Okra, a group featuring: Paula Santa Cruz, cello; Miranda Arana, flute; Gunter Hammett and Larry Hammett on guitars.

Throughout this exhibit, the Depot Gallery will be open from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday afternoons in addition to Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. The exhibit may be viewed by special appointment as well. There is no admission charge.

Primarily a painter of Native American subjects, Seabourn also paints figures, landscapes, and other subjects. As an expressionist, his technique includes the layering of texture with drips, smears, runs and splatters, working in acrylic, oil and watercolor.

Seabourn’s painting style has evolved over the span of his education. He began with cartoon-style works at a young age and kept that style through his high school years. Once he began studying at Oklahoma City University in 1955, his works became more naturalistic. Seabourn also experimented with abstract painting while at OCU. Abstract Expressionism has since become the style for which he has become known.

For over 50 years, Seabourn has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. A selected listing of locations of paintings in permanent collections includes: the Vatican; China's National Palace Museum, Taiwan; Moscow University, Russia; the American Embassy, London; the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History; the President Gerald R. Ford Library Collection; the George and Barbara Bush Collection; and in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; the Oklahoma State Art Collection; Oklahoma City Museum of Art; and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Gallery Exhibitions at The Depot Gallery are made possible, in part, by grants from The Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and by generous individual donors.