Deere Harvest

[Publisher’s Note:  The Reader regrets the errors in the print version of David Thompson’s fine review of the David Brooks exhibit at Bemis, Continuous Service, Altered Daily, for not listing his byline. The correct version can be read below.] One way to understand David Brooks’ ambitious installation Continuous Service Altered Daily, currently on […]

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Go Figure

When it comes to group shows, Modern Arts Midtown often gives them unifying, defining names. Witness last month’s “Nuance” or the thought-provoking “Structure in Landscape” from June of last year. In the case of the gallery’s current show, however, MAM chose to name it after its marquee […]

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Border Crossings

A small space requires an artist to make decisions, particularly when that space is being shared with another artist. In From Here to There, the current show at Darger HQ, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez and Leigh Tarentino have faced that challenge with works that, at first glance, seem to come from different visual universes. […]

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Preservation

Though significantly different in style, subject and tone, artists Allan and Lisa Tubach, father and daughter, share a similar family trait and theme: an interest in capturing aspects of the world that, for different reasons, are on the verge of disappearance. Hence, a fitting title for Gallery 1516’s current exhibition, Tubach + […]

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‘Empty and Full’

When viewing Empty and Full, Gallery 72’s current exhibition exploring the topic of water through art, it might be tempting to distinguish between the work of the two artists in the show, Jess Benjamin and Susan Knight, according to the two adjectives in the show’s title. According to this reading, Benjamin’s work is […]

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‘Honey Mushroom Wonderfuls’

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 show of Muller’s work at Modern Arts Midtown, appears to be from another time, one in which it played a […]

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‘Terra Firma’

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 view at Gallery 1516 until June 12, begins with one of his works. The 2003 oil on canvas” Salt […]

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In Her Court

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 quite specific, however hidden from the viewer it might be. The four […]

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All About the Artists

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 every angle—programmatically, curatorially and institutionally. Cook comes to Bemis with a background that is diverse in […]

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Street Smart

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 most of the show’s twenty-seven large-format digital images in Street Life […]

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