Organic Matters

Adherents to the Omaha gallery scene and second Friday openings know well that little storefront on Vinton Street. The 400 sq.ft. white box, once known as Darger HQ, currently serves as the Generator Space Gallery for Amplify Arts. The gallery has been home to a wide array of visual art, performance art, music and talks […]

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‘Origin of Rurality’

Origin of Rurality, the next exhibit at the Fred Simon Gallery, features black and white photography by Lisa Bang Hoffman and Terry Koopman. This exhibition focuses on the vast, multifaceted landscape that is rural Nebraska, along with the power of nature, and the resolve and determination of rural communities. Bang Hoffman’s images capture intimate subject […]

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Friendly Persuasion

The exhibit, All my Friends at Once opens at Split Gallery on December 13th. John Paul Gurnett, the curator and creative director of the show, writes, “The purpose of this show is to create a Queer gathering space at the SPLIT gallery,” and for LGBTQIA2S+ people to utilize the space for assembly. Among the artists […]

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Making His Mark

From the beginning of existence, humankind has tried to make its mark in the world. In the ever-expanding art world, cave artists, stone carvers, painters from every age, have continued to explore their creativity and search for the mark they will leave. In his exhibit, Jeff Sedrel: New Paintings, the artist shares his explorations in […]

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‘Shimmer’

Water and light are fundamental to our existence. An attempt to capture such meaning in art runs the pedestrian risk of being cliché. Stepping outside the literal illustration, the current exhibit at the Michael Phipps Gallery, Shimmer, and “challenges the conventional physical appearance of these recognizable components of our earth’s atmosphere” according to its show […]

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‘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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