‘Foundation Drawings’

The December show at Maple Street Construct, an edgy Benson neighborhood gallery and residency space, features new abstract paintings from artist Steve Joy. Joy, who is well known in Omaha, was the first curator for the Bemis Project, has shown his work world-wide, and is in numerous private collections and museums. His abstractions are dissections […]

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‘Resonance’

With Halloween, the Bemis Auction, Thanksgiving in the rearview and Christmas on the horizon, this can only mean one thing – Group art shows! The end of the year is usually the time for some local art galleries to expand their offerings and help the art patron more easily view and collect art. The group […]

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‘Spirited Space’

  Few places in the country have been studied or photographed as much as the dwellings and structures of the ancient Puebloan peoples, of the southwestern US, known collectively as the Anasazi. These people and their culture remain a mystery due to their enigmatic beginnings and lifestyle, and to their rather sudden, unexplained disappearance. The […]

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‘TIMESHARE’

Multi-media artist Jillian Mayer brings her wry creativity to Omaha this November 20, with TIMESHARE at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Through sculpture, painting, and video, Mayer creates installations that tug at our interpretations and solutions, examining human negotiations with technology and natural forces. TIMESHARE brings her ironic insight and sometimes acerbic commentary to bear […]

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Extrasensory Perception

Currently on view at the Union for Contemporary Art is sometimes. we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., an installation by multifaceted artist Vanessa German, whose social practice is personal, imaginative and most of all, never out of fashion. Gallery notes that accompany the show state the work specifically addresses violence against people of color, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community, and […]

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‘Capturing the Moment’

Currently on display at the Garden of the Zodiac till mid-October is Moments Within a Moment, an exhibit by Jim Krantz, originally from Omaha. Krantz, who now works out of Los Angeles, is a well-respected advertising photographer. True to its title,the exhibit dissects the well-understood photographic potential of “capturing the moment.” From one simple view-camera […]

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Edge of Your Chair

JoslynArt Museum is the current home to the exhibit The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design.  The exhibit features a collection of 40 chairs drawn from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art and organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida. The chairs provide a fascinating representation of the development of American […]

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‘Chica’

There is still time to visit El Museo Latino and catch Chica, an exhibition of original pastel drawings by Joseph Broghammer. The exhibition opened at this South Omaha venue on June 22nd. Artist Broghammer was commissioned in 2017 to produce a series of drawings to illustrate the children’s book, Chica, by arts collector and patron […]

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Pinhole Wizard

Some photographers find creative reward in post-production, in making the final print. Others find more satisfaction in the process of capturing the image. It is in this act of photographing that inspires our artist, Hanns Zischler. Currently on exhibit at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Zischler presents a retrospective of work from 2010 to […]

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‘Homecoming’

The Union for Contemporary Art presents a new solo exhibit, Angela Drakeford:Homecoming, opening July 11th. Installation artist and sculptor Drakeford examines the healing power of plants and the home garden as a sanctuary of healing and comfort. Building on personal memories, and a palette of real and artificial plants, period furniture, textiles and other domestic […]

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