‘You Are Here’

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 of reclaimed wood (flooring, doors, etc.) and seemingly waiting for a […]

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True Value Purchase

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 help Project Project cover its fairly minimal expenses. This fundraiser will help the start-up continue to […]

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Double Vision

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 the conventions of art affect our view of the […]

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Window Painting

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 coalesce into odd figures, such as the haunting face that stares out of “Sensation (Apple).”  In […]

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Major Major

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 latter, Major followed up on his show of paintings in November 2014 with […]

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Prinz Charming

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 shared characteristics.  This distinction came to mind as I strolled through the show of works by Tom Prinz and his […]

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Like Father, Unlike Son

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 an architect and occasionally employed as an adjunct instructor of visual literacy at UNL, the […]

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Mock the Magnificent

‘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 Street, this array of oil paintings, linocuts, collagraphs, and lithographs shows a restless spirit […]

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Right Time, Right Place

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 Vinton Street provides great opportunities to view work that is conceptually engaging and materially inventive, and this current […]

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Seeing is Believing

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 one’s line of sight is a very large metal helmet from Littleton Alston’s “Hannibal” show, […]

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