This first Friday of August, Anderson O’Brien Fine Art welcomes ceramic artist Amy Smith this August for an exhibit of her pottery and drawings.
The long-time Omaha Old Market art venue, now comfortably settled into a cozier space in the Midtown Crossings neighborhood, presents In the Nude, opening Friday, August 2nd.
Smith’s thrown porcelainvessels and paintingscelebrate the fine art of nude figure drawing. With the emphasis being on line and form of the figure, Smith draws from live models to create simple gestural expressions of movement and shape.
Her bold linework contrasts with pastel backgrounds to produce minimal and contemplative figure work. The gentle transitions and curves of her clay provide sensual reference points to the human body.
A devoted educator, Smith was Artist in Residence and is a Visiting Lecturer at both University of Nebraska at Lincoln and North Dakota State, and currently is Visiting Lecturer at Union College in Lincoln.
In the Nude runs from August 2nd to August 31st. The opening reception is August 2ndfrom 5pm -8 pm. Anderson Obrien Fine Art is located at 3201 Farnam, #6109, just west of the Alamo Theater. Free 3-hour parking is available in the Midtown Crossings garage, with ticket validation. Further information can be found at their website aobfineart,com and you can see more of this artist’s work at amysmithporcelain.com