Department of Art and Art History

Threshold, featuring a series of seven doorways, rails, and platforms, constructed of steel, concrete, brass, and piano wire. The modular and interlocking structure functions as a sculptural and conceptual threshold to explore passage between private and public space. On site, the framework is arranged and assembled to create curious perspectives and relationships to the existing space and architecture. Discrete sculptural elements interwoven throughout create navigable destinations and intimate moments for the viewer. Physical casts and tactile objects serve as reminders of the body and suggestions for performance. The intermingling of both architectural and sculptural forms transition between private and public spaces. Passage through the threshold takes on its own meaning and imbues a unique “sense of place”.


Artist: Daren Kendall


Meet the Artist:

March 15, 2023

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Lobby

Reception to follow

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Show Dates: 
Fri, 02/03/2023 - 9:00am
Thu, 03/16/2023 - 5:00pm

Threshold with Me, 2018, Steel, concrete, brass, piano wire, felt, ceramic, and sound equipment, 

Installation view, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK.