11-11 show battles artist’s inner self

by Sally Deskins

“Brain is the key that sets you free,” are words by Harry Houdini, early 20th century magician, escapist and skeptic posted on artist Mike Kolker’s wall installation in the back of the New BLK Gallery titled “No Escape From Memory” in this month’s 11-11 solo show by the artist.

The installation piece of wooden panels with various Houdini regalia like this quote, his face, and even a drawing of...

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‘Zones’ gets you out of your zone at Peerless Gallery

It’s quite typical to have your space invaded at an art opening—people drinking wine, gossiping in circles, bumping elbows and hovering to see the art on the walls.  It’s quite atypical to have your space encroached on in a gallery by a kinetic sculpture—a remote-control-car driven wooden trailer.

Such is the case for Zones, an exhibit at the Peerless Gallery featuring Minneapolis-based artist Mitchell Dose...

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Moving Pictures

Although portraiture is the most popular form of photography, it seldom is given the status of fine art. The highest compliment the practitioner in this medium will likely ever hear is, “Great job, it looks just like her” or “Wow, he’s never looked better.”

         

Which is a shame because while the commercial photographer works hard at his craft to do justice and more with what he has to work with, there...

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Review: ‘Breathing Room’

Order versus chaos, fueled by the overload of 21st century living, breathes easier in the Breathing Room, the current art exhibit on view at Peerless Gallery & Worksite through October 29th.

The multi-media exhibit presents a micro-macroscopic view highlighting the collaborative creativity of Caleb Coppock, Daphne Eck, Bethany Kalk, Cale Oglesby, and Cora Rasp. It includes a video installation, a 16- piece...

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<p>  Amy Nelson's “Resonant Tide”

Creighton University’s current exhibit, Resonant Tide, on view at its Lied Art Gallery, welcomes a broad appreciation for creativity through traditional and contemporary perspectives of its faculty and alumnus.

 

Part celebratory of Creighton’s new president Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. (the first Creighton alumnus to head the University), the exhibit is also a tribute to the creative achievements of the school...

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Gotta Serve Somebody

It’s not unusual for artists to bare their souls on canvas and in public. What is unusual is for one to do so without pandering or exhibitionism. And in the bargain create a body of work that is pleasing aesthetically and maybe even cathartic.          

In his new work on canvas and paper called Studio Stories, on display at the Hot Shops Art Center through September, artist James Freeman puts his demons on...

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