"Cumulus (1)" by Terry Koopman
“Hand and Leaf,” by Lisa Bang Hoffman.

Origin of Rurality, the next exhibit at the Fred Simon Gallery, features black and white photography by Lisa Bang Hoffman and Terry Koopman. This exhibition focuses on the vast, multifaceted landscape that is rural Nebraska, along with the power of nature, and the resolve and determination of rural communities.

Bang Hoffman’s images capture intimate subject matter drawn from her family, rural environments and domestic scenes. Childhood themes, which draw upon the ineffable, non-verbal world, recur.

“Cumulus (1)” by Terry Koopman

Terry Koopman’s photographs of rural Nebraska express binary modes of thinking and the juxtaposition between rugged and peaceful, calm and chaos, serenity and immense power. These panoramic scenes capture solitary roads, cornfields and sublime views of Nebraska’s natural landscape.

Origin of Rurality opens Dec. 13 and runs until Feb. 7, 2020, at the Fred Simon Gallery located at 1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 402-595-2122.

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