‘Direct Drive’

Though hardly a retrospective, the current offering from Modern Arts Midtown, Direct Drive, features a stimulating visual evolution of the colorfully rich, abstract work of Dale Malner. The exhibit, which will close with a reception April 24, features twenty-one of Malner’s evocative acrylic paintings. Roughly eight of the works, mostly from 2016-2017, are on canvas, […]

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Triple Threat

First Friday in March brought together three artists to the Michael Phipps Gallery; Shawnequa Linder, Derek Courtney and Joe Pankowski. The trio will be on view through April. Shawnequa Linder is known for her vital portrait and landscape paintings in which she portrays levels of motion and poignancy through unconventional application techniques that evoke movement […]

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‘The Gobernment’

Liv Schulman; Le Goubernement [The Gobernment] (installation view), 2019, in The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; Dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist; Photo: © Aurélien Mole. Plenty to do and see starting mid-March at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Award-winning Argentinian artist Liv Schulman gets her first North […]

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‘Origins’

Modern Arts Midtown will host a second opening for their current group exhibit, Origins, on Feb. 7. The exhibit features artwork from six of this gallery’s varied roster. Each of the artists creates works that are not immediately evident as to their unique medium or their creative inspirations and outcomes. Look for mysterious mosaics of […]

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In Concert for Birdland

One of the most popular destinations in Omaha’s Old Market is the Old Market Passageway.  Once a simple urban alley, for several decades now it has been home to a variety of shops, restaurants and offices. The cozy space draws many local visitors and tourists, an occasional dog and, sporadically, a misdirected bird finds sanctuary. […]

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‘Conditions’

The new year for Benson’s Little Gallery begins with a group exhibit, Conditions. The show features work by and about artists with chronic medical conditions. Through a variety of mediums and styles, the challenges, struggles and rewards of life with chronic illness and pain are used as subject and inspiration for each artist. For example, […]

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‘Backyard View’

This month, Anderson O’Brien Gallery presents Backyard View: Omaha Through the Eyes of Judith Welk. Welk, a prolific printmaker and painter, passed away last spring. Her work represents the love of family, neighborhood and landscape, primarily in Omaha and the surrounding area. A long-time resident of the Dundee neighborhood, Welk had a fondness for hometown […]

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Organic Matters

Adherents to the Omaha gallery scene and second Friday openings know well that little storefront on Vinton Street. The 400 sq.ft. white box, once known as Darger HQ, currently serves as the Generator Space Gallery for Amplify Arts. The gallery has been home to a wide array of visual art, performance art, music and talks […]

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‘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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