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timo fahler: shrug atlas

Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 01, 2025

Tulsa native timo fahler (b. 1978), a contemporary artist who now lives between Los Angeles, California, and Amsterdam, visited Philbrook frequently as a child. Today fahler is known for artworks that combine earth, stained glass, metal rebar, plaster, and other materials to speak to the history of land and labor through material and form. Incorporating references to a range of Indigenous mythologies and contemporary culture, fahler’s images and objects are grounded in the past while suggesting a future of intertwined cultural strands.

timo fahler: shrug atlas, the artist’s first museum exhibition in Oklahoma, features a new series of sculptures fahler produced for Philbrook, including several large-scale, colorful stained-glass objects that explore the museum and the region’s economic, cultural, and environmental past, present, and future.