Rachel Cunningham, Rachel Cunningham. "Evening Blinds," 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 20x20 in.jpeg
Rachel Cunningham. “Evening Blinds,” 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 20×20 in.

A two-person exhibit, Rachel Cunningham and Emma Westbrook contains work by both Cunningham and Westbrook in the form of acrylic painted clouds and mixed media creations, including prints and drawings.

Cunningham’s inspiration comes from the constant movement and evolution of the sky through its color, texture and filtered light. Using the combination of three or more photos, her work contrasts flat edges and rays of the sun against puffy clouds.

Emma Westbrook, I Am No Longer Afraid To Die I. “I Am No Longer Afraid to Dance Tonight, 2017, Woodcut, 30×22 in.

Westbrook’s work intersects imagery from medieval and early Renaissance printmaking with contemporary, digitally based images to contrast how the spread of information has shifted. Alongside these contrasts, the use of body imagery and immediate environment create a narrative of self-portraiture through the presence and absence of exposed and hidden body parts and objects in her works.

Rachel Cunningham and Emma Westbrook runs through Feb. 29 at the Michael Phipps Gallery at 215 S. 15th St. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit omahalibrary.org/michael-phipps-gallery/.

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