Jerry McMillan is born in Oklahoma City.
Joe Goode is born in Oklahoma City.
Ed Ruscha’s family moves to Oklahoma City.
Joe Goode and Ed Ruscha become neighbors in Oklahoma City. In the second grade they become classmates and friends at Rosary Elementary School. They attend the same church, St. Francis of Assisi, and take art classes together.
Mason Williams grows up dividing his time between living with his father in Oklahoma City and his mother in Oregon.
Joe Goode and Jerry McMillan are classmates and friends at Taft Junior High School in Oklahoma City.
Friends Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, and Ed Ruscha take art classes at Classen High School in Oklahoma City.
Mason Williams graduates high school in Oklahoma City.
Mason Williams moves back to Oklahoma to major in music at Oklahoma City University.
On a winter trip back from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, Ed Ruscha convinces Jerry McMillan to come to Los Angeles for school, which then motivates Joe Goode to also head west and pursue his artistic career.
The Oklahoma City Art Center organizes the group exhibition Four Oklahoma Artists featuring Patrick Blackwell, Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, and Ed Ruscha.
Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, and Ed Ruscha are featured in a three-person exhibition at the Oklahoma City Art Museum.
Patrick Blackwell Joe Goode Jerry McMillan Ed Ruscha Mason Williams California Los Angeles Oklahoma
Billy Al Bengston Larry Bell Patrick Blackwell Joe Goode Jerry McMillan Ed Ruscha Jim Shaw Mason Williams Art Institute of Chicago Chouinard Ferus Gallery Huysman Gallery La Cienega Los Angeles Oklahoma Oklahoma City Students Five War Babies
WEST BY MIDWEST
Nov 17, 2018–Jan 27, 2019