Let There Be Light

The early dark of December brings together the pairing of artists Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez and Leigh Tarentino at Darger HQ. Each in her own way creates work embodying transformation expressed through values both light and dark. Friedemann-Sanchez describes herself as a “visual novelist,” whose works invoke cultural memory and migration. A resident of Lincoln, […]

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Fresh & Familiar

Lovers of contemporary art can be demanding, contradictory sorts. We enjoy new trends in visual expression and ask our artists to show us the freshest work from their studios. We want to be continually intrigued and provoked, reminded that we live in a dynamic world. We are ever scanning for […]

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Sharpshooter

Scholars and historians continue to explore the definition and implications of the American Frontier, revealing an ever-complex intertwining of romantic mythology with distinctive economic, cultural, climatological and topographical realities. They debate the legacies of westward expansion and discuss its residue in the 21st century. […]

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Prinz and the Paper

New paper constructions by Thomas Prinz are featured in the latest show to open at the Garden of the Zodiac. His art is best described as sophisticated collage, as he creates compositions from layers of painted and printed papers. Whether working with a bright palette or in monochrome, Prinz’s collages […]

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East Meets West

As part of its ongoing efforts to add contemporary readings to the mythology of the American West, Joslyn Art Museum recently opened Dirt Meridian, an exhibition of large-scale color photographs by sense-of-place documentarian Andrew Moore that continues into the first of next year. An […]

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‘actor setting figure ground’

Darger HQ’s upcoming offering, actor setting figure ground, features the work of two artists preferring industrial and domestic building materials in the service of figurative abstraction and poetic expression. Michael Ian Larsen (Lincoln, NE) and Kristina Estell (Duluth, MN), sculptors with a preference for site-responsive installation, will team up for this show opening […]

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It’s Only Natural

As the recently concluded Olympic Games have reminded us, the human body is a testament to capability, endurance and great beauty. Monuments to ancient Greek athletes were some of the earliest representations of physical splendor, its subjects raised to the level of heroes, ideal embodiments of strength, health, youth and virtue. And the best way […]

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