The Creighton University Lied Art Gallery will host Angie Seykora’s Working Materials art exhibition January 16th through February 15, with a reception Friday, January 16, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seykora will give an artist lecture on Saturday, January 24 from 1-2 p.m.in the gallery. The events are free and open to the public.
Working Materials is a solo exhibition by the Omaha based artist and Creighton University alumnae, and it will be the first in a yearlong series of special exhibitions at the Lied Art Gallery to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fine and Performing Arts Department. Curated by Creighton University Associate Professor of Fine Art Amy Nelson, this exhibition will showcase recent works by Seykora that demonstrate investigations into pattern, labor and the hierarchy of material through her craft based studio practice.
Angie Seykora utilizes a combination of found, repurposed and recycled materials to explore the intersection of seemingly formal arrangement and the ubiquitous nature of consumer culture. At first glance Seykora’s work mimics industrial manufacturing executed through her labor-intensive craftwork process. However, as the viewer is seduced through the vibrant visually appealing surfaces, the slight irregularities of her handwork are revealed. Upon this discovery the audience is asked to reconcile their initial assumptions with the reality before them, calling into question prescribed values of material and the physically engaged processes of making.
The Lied Art Gallery is located in Creighton University’s Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA). The gallery is open daily from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and during special events.