“Mobius, feral” by Kim Darling, 2018, woodblock print on BFK

Petshop Gallery, continues the current political, social and cultural conversation about gender identity issues this June/July. The gallery, the collaborative exhibition, performance and workspace located in the historic Benson commercial district, presents Heart of the Beast, featuring new work by contemporary, Queer, Midwestern artists.

Heart of the Beast includes work from regional, intergenerational artists working within the spectrum of queerness. From sculpture, to video, to performance, this diverse media exhibition, in the words of BFFOmaha Co-Founder and Executive Director Alex Jochim, “explores what queerness looks like in the 21st century urban Midwest.”

The interdisciplinary exhibition is curated by show contributor, Kim Darling. An Omaha native, Darling is known for curating provocative exhibitions and performances at the area’s former Sweatshop Gallery.

The opening reception for Heart of the Beast is Friday, June 4th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The show runs through July 30th. Petshop is located at 2725 North 62nd Street, in the Benson commercial district. Further information and hours are available on their website at bffomaha.org/petshop.html. Due to the pandemic, gallery hours are Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., but viewing appointments can be made by contacting petshop@bffomaha.org.

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