‘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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‘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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