‘Fine Art Prints’

When Gallery 72 transitioned into its namesake non-profit—the Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery—it sharpened its focus on what had always been a core value—showing and supporting the work of contemporary printmakers. To that end, it has acquired a printing press and sponsored workshops in order to spread the joy of making fine art in multiples. […]

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Visual Artists Take a Bow

There are two fantastic ways to look back at the year just concluded in the visual arts. One is to consult the A-List (https://thereader.com/visual-art/making-the-a-list) annually authored by contributing editor Mike Krainak for the January issue of the Reader, along with contributions by additional arts writers. The other is to visit the Omaha Entertainment and Arts […]

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Engler Tribute

Marking nearly a year since the passing of longtime artist and writer Robert Klein Engler, the Little Gallery in Benson is hosting a memorial exhibition of paintings opening on Friday, September 6 with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Engler’s colorful canvases display his array of interests, from naïve painting to Native American art, and show […]

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Street Theater

When Michael Dressel sets out into the crowded streets of Hollywood, he’s not scouting for talent — he’s on the lookout for those small, rich moments of visual theater in the drama of the every day. The results of his recent perambulations are on view in more than 60 black-and-white […]

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‘Punk & Junk”

Montreal artist Jean-François Leboeuf was first introduced to Omaha audiences in 2016, when he was paired with Kim Darling in a duo show at Darger HQ. There, he exhibited his impressive large-scale graphite drawings. They were meticulously rendered standing portraits of ordinary individuals elevated to the realm of heroically eccentric. […]

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Edifice Complex

Omaha-based sculptor Chris Cassimatis brings his latest works of cool elegance to the March 1 exhibition Edifice in Stone and Steelat Modern Arts Midtown, also featuring art by Larry Roots and Kenneth Adkins. As reflected in the exhibition’s title, Cassimatis’ work gives off a strongly architectural vibe, as if you […]

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Fake News!

There’s always been a strong element of escapism in the work of Fred Tomaselli. But where alternate reality meets the news of the day is the subject of the next solo show in Joslyn’s Riley CAP Gallery, opening February 2. California-raised Tomaselli became known for what might be called post-psychedelic […]

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’30 Americans’

With its 30 Americansshow opening February 2, Joslyn Art Museum is going all out to be sure the community takes advantage of this opportunity to view a sweeping exhibition highlighting three decades of contemporary African American art. Assembled from the expansive trove of artworks owned by the Miami mega-collecting Rubell […]

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Among Friends

In the realm of the gallery exhibition, the two-person show is a tantalizing proposition. It suggests an opportunity to compare and contrast, not simply within a single artist’s output, but in the reflected light of another’s. Done well, this method amplifies our understanding of each artist by putting them into an interesting, […]

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