Going Solo

Artist Thalia Rodgers has come a long way in a short time to her solo show of new mixed media paintings and drawings at the Union for Contemporary Art, opening Jan. 18. Originally a graphic arts major at UNL, Rodgers only began to explore painting in her sophomore year. Since then, she has received a […]

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Razzle Dazzle

A ceramic artist by training and street photographer by choice, Paul Anthony Smith has managed, through his distinctive, visually dazzling process, to encompass the digital darkroom, ritually repetitive handwork, discourse on cultural diaspora and formalist optical aesthetics. The Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born artist, whose one-person show in Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery is now on view […]

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Alert: Casting Call

Adding community-inclusive performance art to its 2020 exhibition roster, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is issuing a casting call for its spring performance series, The New Inflation, created by Liv Schulman. The deadline for submission is November 1 and may be sent directly to TheNewInflation@gmail.com. A Paris-based artist, Schulman is known for her explorations […]

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Draft Dodgers

With autumn in the air, banter around town inevitably turns to sports. The offensive line, foul line, goal line, betting line. Seems we move toward measuring things on one side or the other of a stripe. In art, line is a more slippery and amorphous player, a tool that may be formal or personal, straight […]

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American Craft Week

Functional and decorative arts are in the national spotlight during American Craft Week, kicking off on October 4. Bringing attention to a select group of its regional practitioners, the Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery has organized the exhibition Fine Craft in America, opening the same day and running through November 2. The show features diverse […]

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‘Citizen Artist’

Pittsburgh-based artist Vanessa German brings her recent installation sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodiesto the Union for Contemporary Art, with an opening day public performance on September 14 from 2-4pm. Debuted at the Mattress Factory in 2017 and reimagined for the Union, sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodiesis a colorful, immersive installation described by German as “a dimensional living reckoning” that addresses the disruptive systems […]

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Constant Gardener

Every day, it seems some apocalypse draws nearer. News feeds blare and social media offers a barrage of discontent. And what if there are issues that touch you as an individual on a daily basis? How might you cope with such unsettled times? Cocoon. Omaha-born artist Angela Drakeford has cultivated such a cocoon, a personal, […]

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Variety Show

If variety is the spice of life, then summer in the art world is the most flavorful season of all, when galleries feature their market basket of represented artists. Modern Arts Midtown continues this warm weather ritual of the mega group show with its Summer Exhibition,featuring nineteen artists from its stable. The show, which opened […]

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Stormy Weather

The work of Minnesota-based Jay Heikes might always have been called down-to-earth. Primarily a sculptor and installation artist, Heikes composes crude but delicate assemblages of found and manipulated objects, often of metal. In his current show now open in Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery, Heikes has left the familiar confines of the earth to […]

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