September 9

Picture Picture: Nebraska Video Art Now: 1 Night and Done

The New BLK, 1213 Jones St.

7-11p.m., FREE, 402.403.5619

The New BLK Directors Shane and Shawn Bainbridge wrangled artist Tim Guthrie to put a city-wide video show together— the original vision expanded and will continue in 2012, but is introduced this weekend in conjunction with Omaha Creative Week.  The one-night only show features over a dozen emerging and established artists who use video as medium.  The subjects are vast. Andi and Lance Olsen’s intense Head in Flames focuses on Vincent Van Gogh’s last days and his great-grandson’s murder.  Jamie Burmeister and Tim Guthrie exhibit Cli•mac•ter•ic, their interactive bike video installation, along with solo-made videos.  Ann Gradwohl’s Act Now comprises a two-way glass mirror and video using advertising targeted towards women.  Scott Blake shows his 9/11 Zoetrope of news footage of United Airlines flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center.  Gary Day presents WordGardens, a series of animations and photogravures based on the Garden of the Monsters in Italy.  Michael Mayer exhibits Heaven and Earth, activating a “meditative space” investigating our relationship with technology.  Other featured artists:  Nolan Tredway, Heidi Bartlett, Russ Nordman, Jody Boyer, Alex Myers, Brittan Rosendahl, Alex Bodell, Ryan Carroll, Harrison Martin, and Bryan Klopping.

-Sally Deskins

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