‘Foundation Drawings’

The December show at Maple Street Construct, an edgy Benson neighborhood gallery and residency space, features new abstract paintings from artist Steve Joy. Joy, who is well known in Omaha, was the first curator for the Bemis Project, has shown his work world-wide, and is in numerous private collections and museums. His abstractions are dissections […]

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Razzle Dazzle

A ceramic artist by training and street photographer by choice, Paul Anthony Smith has managed, through his distinctive, visually dazzling process, to encompass the digital darkroom, ritually repetitive handwork, discourse on cultural diaspora and formalist optical aesthetics. The Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born artist, whose one-person show in Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery is now on view […]

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‘Resonance’

With Halloween, the Bemis Auction, Thanksgiving in the rearview and Christmas on the horizon, this can only mean one thing – Group art shows! The end of the year is usually the time for some local art galleries to expand their offerings and help the art patron more easily view and collect art. The group […]

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Gallery Swap

Gallery owners/artists are often so focused on organizing shows for others that opportunities to show their own work are rare. Petshop and Project Project solved this problem by exchanging exhibits, that is, the owners are showing their art in the other’s venue. Project Project owners Joshua Powell and Joel Damon opened their show, What A […]

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‘Spirited Space’

  Few places in the country have been studied or photographed as much as the dwellings and structures of the ancient Puebloan peoples, of the southwestern US, known collectively as the Anasazi. These people and their culture remain a mystery due to their enigmatic beginnings and lifestyle, and to their rather sudden, unexplained disappearance. The […]

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‘TIMESHARE’

Multi-media artist Jillian Mayer brings her wry creativity to Omaha this November 20, with TIMESHARE at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Through sculpture, painting, and video, Mayer creates installations that tug at our interpretations and solutions, examining human negotiations with technology and natural forces. TIMESHARE brings her ironic insight and sometimes acerbic commentary to bear […]

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Sign Language

Garden of the Zodiac presents Jeff Sedrel, New Paintings, with exhibition dates from November 14, 2019-January 14, 2020, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 14 from 7-9 pm. Primarily working in ink and brush Sedrel says “The paintings shown are simply what I have been working on in my studio over the last year […]

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Under the ‘Influence’

  “Influence season” has kicked off at KAENKO after the exhibit’s opening in September during the venue’s annual fundraiser. Influence, which continues until August of 2020,  is a celebration of the life and career of Jun Kaneko, the acclaimed Japanese ceramicist and founder of the KANEKO art center. His impact is examined through his own […]

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Clay Comparo

The Generator Space will present the show I borrow my comparisons from clay, being clay myself on November 8th. The two-person exhibition will feature work by ceramicist Sarah Hummel Jones and Lincoln-based painter Erik Daniel White. Curated by Hummel Jones, the show focuses on an aesthetic conversation between Daniel White’s highly sculptural paintings and her own […]

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