David Thompson

Sep 27, 2016 1:00 PM Art

Multi-media artist Troy Muller creates objects that aspire to be something other than what they are — namely, works by an early-twenty-first-century American artist.  Each of the objects in Honey Mushroom Wonderfuls, the mysteriously named... more

Jun 29, 2016 10:39 AM Arts

Now in his seventy-fifth year, artist Keith Jacobshagen has been setting the terms in which Midwestern landscape painting is created and discussed for several decades now.  It is therefore appropriate that Terra Firma, the exhibition on vie... more

May 11, 2016 7:11 PM Arts

There is a lot going on in the works of Omaha-based artist Erin Foley that are currently on display in the Moving Gallery’s Gallery of the Zodiac space in the Old Market.  In some of these minimal, geometric paintings, what’s going on is qu... more

Mar 29, 2016 8:55 PM Arts

On the job less than six months, and working in concert with two new senior staff whose hiring preceded his arrival, new Executive Director Chris Cook is launching the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts into a year of experimentation from e... more

Feb 1, 2016 8:01 AM Arts

The recent exhibition of photographs by Omaha-based artist Sam Herron at the RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs offered a glimpse into a world that most of us notice only at specific public moments in our day, if at all.  Staring out at us from... more

Dec 14, 2015 10:30 PM Arts

Having visited the South Omaha studio of artist Watie White a few times in the past, I was surprised on my most recent foray to encounter a new object dominating the space:  a long table (actually, three tables lined up end to end) composed... more

Jul 1, 2015 2:40 PM Arts

Project Project is growing up, to a point.  After nearly a year of intriguing shows and performances in a rustic, intimacy-inducing space in a Vinton Street storefront, organizers Joel Damon and Josh Powell are putting on a fundraiser to he... more

Jun 8, 2015 3:52 PM Arts

The artist and gallerist Rob Gilmer created his alter ego Dressor Newton as a vehicle for asking questions as well as exhibiting new work. How is our response to a work of art shaped by our sense of the artist who created it?  How much do t... more

May 6, 2015 1:00 AM Arts

The paintings of Mary K. Murphy, the next solo exhibit at Gallery 72 in April, are windows into the world of her personal experience, but these windows are not transparent.  Instead, they are clouded with colored shapes that frequently coal... more

Apr 13, 2015 9:00 AM Arts

Evan Major is a painter and muralist whose works have appeared in various locations around town over the last few years, including the bar Eat the Worm, the restaurant Block 16, and the pop-up gallery Project Project.  In the case of the l... more

Apr 8, 2015 4:58 PM Arts

The naturalist Charles Darwin famously distinguished between “splitters,” those who divide the animal world into many species defined by small differences, and “lumpers,” those who prefer a smaller number of species based on more widely sha... more

Mar 30, 2015 10:27 PM Arts

An exhibition of works by well-known Nebraska artist Thomas Prinz and his son Christopher, opening at Gallery 72 on March 13, provides a litany of quiet moments in which to ponder the expressive potential of material and form.  Trained as ... more

Mar 11, 2015 7:00 AM Arts

‘Mock the Magnificent,’ the upcoming show this Friday at Gallery 72 of work by artist Richard Mock (1944-2006) is as intriguing intellectually as it is visually.  On view from February 13 to March 7 at the gallery, located at 1806 Vinton St... more

Feb 12, 2015 8:53 AM Arts

The latest installment in the ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions at Project Project, organized by Joel Damon and Josh Powell, is Providential, a two-person show featuring the work of Garry Noland and Lonnie Potter.  Project Project on Vi... more

Feb 11, 2015 10:59 PM Arts

Entering the RNG Gallery to view this year’s exhibition of nominees in the visual arts categories of the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, one cannot help but be struck by the quirky diversity of objects populating the space. Looming in... more

Jan 26, 2015 11:36 PM Arts

The RNG Gallery will host the 2015 OEAA Visual Arts Showcase this year from Saturday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. This is a change from previous Hot Shops exhibits.   The showcase's purpose is to highlight the best works from nom... more

Jan 9, 2015 3:55 PM Arts

In his current show organized by the nomadic Moving Gallery of the Old Omaha Association the photographs of Kent C. Behrens: New Works strike me as exactly what one might expect to find at the end of the creaky hallway on the main level of ... more

Dec 11, 2014 5:11 PM Arts

Viewing The Greatness of Studio Art Glass, the group show currently on view at Gallery 72, one has the sense of a beautifully designed art history textbook come to life.  Rich in content and impeccably installed, this show provides a great ... more

Oct 31, 2014 8:44 PM Arts

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon Gallery (a great space tucked within the offices of the Nebraska Arts Council at 1004 Farnam) are rewarding to the eye in ways that are not easy t... more

Oct 8, 2014 10:10 AM Arts

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