Hershel Self’s “Neon Figures” in May at OkEq

The art of Hershel Self. Image provided.

This May, the Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) showcase and exhibit of local artists will feature the work of printmaker, photographer and illustrator, Hershel Self. The show, Neon Figures, will begin with a reception on Thursday, May 2 from 6-9 p.m., and the display will continue throughout the month at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa.

Hershel Self is a printmaker, photographer and illustrator. Hershel Self makes his living as the Creative Director and co-owner of Mythic Press. In 2009 he received his BFA at Midwestern State University in printmaking and photography before moving to Oklahoma. While he continues to explore other mediums of art, his subject matter continues to revolve around the human form in either figurative or abstract manners.

Neon Figures is a study of sensuality in the human form when reduced to shape and contour. Each piece begins as a figurative work that is simplified to a limited color palette of pinks, cool blues and purples,” said Self. “The completed pieces of color and outline are then created using either acrylic paints, digital media, or screen printing with composition ranging from traditional to abstract.”

Neon Figures begins with a reception on Thursday, May 2, from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, located at 621 E. 4th Street in Downtown Tulsa. There will be a door prize at the reception with the winner receiving a piece of work from the artist. The show continues throughout May.

Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. www.okeq.org.

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