‘Old Dog/Young Pups’

Established Omaha artist James Freeman will combine with younger post-emerging artists Joe Addison, Travis Apel, Dan Crane, and Reagan D. Pufall in the aptly titled Old Dog/Young Pups, which opens this Friday at the Hot Shops Art Center. Old Dog/Young Pups, an inter-generational bridging rather than just calling on the […]

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The Good Life?

Artist Ella Weber’s exhibition Sounds Goodcontinues at the Union for Contemporary Arts through August 25. The show statement says that Omaha-based Weber looks at connections between the everyday mundane, consumerism sexuality, and spirituality through a “suburban Midwestern ethos.” She does this close to home. “As a resident of Nebraska, where the […]

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Eye Candy

“Something aesthetic, something frenetic, Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Playwright/lyricist Stephen Sondheim had it right. When it all seems like the world’s going to hell in a hand basket, laughter is still the best medicine, even if only temporary. Apparently artist Larry Roots, director of Modern Arts […]

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Artist Without Borders

“If you can do a painting in 5 strokes, you can make it sing!” Tyrus Wong “Color is a plastic means of creating intervals… color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between […]

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Making It Personal

Seven years ago, in a breakout exhibition of sorts called Positive Space at the much-missed New BLK Gallery, mixed media artist Justin Beller made a strong first impression on his patrons, current and future, as well as this writer. Although he included paintings in Positive Space, “The biggest surprises in this show […]

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‘Trajectories’

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in Omaha’s Old Market, presents Justin Beller’s Trajectorieswith an artist reception Friday, May 4thfrom 5-8 p.m. Mixed-media artist Beller is known for work that represents both the physicality of space and the metaphysics of dreamlike states. In his paintings, wall installations and plinth-like towers, he uses […]

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‘Rough Trade’

Project Project gallery continues its singular offerings of alt art in the Metro with ROUGH TRADE featuring new works by Lincoln, Nebraska artist Larry Buller. The show statement characterizes Buller’s ceramic sculptures as existing “some place in time between the present day and an alternate, super-gay past. “These highly ornate, […]

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