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“Here & Now” Iconography of the Great Plains


 Covered in the grime of a metal artist's studio, Jacob Breeden makes art from blood, sweat, and steel. He is driven by a desire to generate a visual response; one that supersedes words alone. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Breeden is a sculptor, painter, cartoonist, graphic designer and an illustrator. He is a founding member of the Art Pusher Project and the Suspect Art Collective. He is also a co-founder and co-owner of Process Art House; a gallery and project space in downtown Amarillo, Texas. Breeden and painter Andrew Scott DeJesse met a few years ago, but just recently started collaborating as artists. The two have very different backgrounds, but a similar fervor and respect for creating art in the Texas Panhandle. Andrew was born and raised in Marlboro, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Arts in Philadelphia. After working for several years as an art director in pharmaceutical advertising, he moved to Texas where he launched his career as an expressive artist.


Breeden and DeJesse share a passion for the middle-swath of the plains country and a mutual respect for the pioneering spirit of the region. The resulting collaborative effort provided both artists an opportunity to evolve through the inception of work which is a direct response to life as we know it here on the plains. Opening Friday, September 6th, sculptor Jacob Breeden and painter Andrew Scott DeJesse will make their Oklahoma City debut through their exhibit “Here & Now, Iconography of the Great Plains” at Paseo Originals Art Gallery in the heart of the Historic Paseo Arts District. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run through September 29th. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artists from 6:00-10:00 PM Friday, September 6th, in the feature gallery at Paseo Originals during the First Friday Art Walk on Paseo.



Paseo Originals Art Gallery, voted Best Art Gallery 2012 & 2013 by the Oklahoma Gazette readership and Best Art Gallery by the Daily Oklahoman's readership in the 2013 Readers Choice Awards, is a private fine art gallery located in the Historic Paseo Arts District. Focusing on contemporary fine art, the gallery represents established, mid-career and emerging artists of exceptional caliber. With one of the largest spaces in the Paseo District, the gallery hosts monthly exhibits defined in two gallery exhibit spaces featuring both national and international artists who exemplify the unique characteristics of a collectable fine artist. Showcasing ingenuitive and technically evolved artworks, Paseo Originals is dedicated to beginning and established collectors. The gallery hosts opening receptions for exhibits on the first Friday of each month during the Paseo First Friday Art Walk. The gallery also features lectures and demonstrations. For more information on gallery events please visit the Paseo Originals website at The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am – 6pm, Saturday from 11am – 5pm and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm. Paseo Originals Art Gallery is located at 2920 Paseo Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73103 and can be reached by calling 405.604.6602.

“Here & Now” Iconography of the Great Plains

Sep 6 – Sep 27, 2013