A Sense of Kaneko

Contemporary sculpture seems limitless.  There are no restrictions or boundaries to this form, which can be a caveat of immense freedom.  It cannot infer a singular meaning; contemporary sculpture itself struggles with the distortion of interpretations that the viewer finds within the piece.

Jun Kaneko offers his audience a fresh insight and perspective in his rarely seen and exhibited body of work From the...

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‘Objects of My Attention’

Catherine Ferguson: The Objects of My Attention seems at first like a conversation in which the object being discussed is visible but not seen. The photographs and cast bronzes in this current exhibition at Modern Arts Midtown have a dialogue, but the actual glass objects from which they were distilled are not there.

“The original object of her attention has been dispensed with,” Gallery Director Larry Roots...

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Shock & Awe

Lincoln artist Jar Schepers is a self-described surrealistic sculptor with a deeply held socio-political point of view (POV). Yet, as Schepers’ current exhibit, Materialization at the Garden of the Zodiac in the Old Market Passageway clearly illustrates, his idealism and social conscience are exceeded only by his wildly creative imagination and artisanship. It’s the latter that most likely will resonate with...

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Building Zone

Tom Prinz’s new exhibit, Constructs, at Gallery 72 consists of a mixture of large black and white digital prints, elegant colored collage assemblages with carefully harmonized strips of printed and layered paper, and one painting, done with a plaster knife, which echoes the layered and subtle style seen in all of the other works).  There seems to be a thread moving throughout this exhibit that makes a suggestion...

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Bemis Got Change

“They say don’t change the old for the new but I’ve found out this will never do.”

 

There’s a moral in the lines above from the Billy Higgins chestnut “There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” and no arts venue in the Metro knows this more than the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

 Within the past year, Bemis has seen the departure of key staff including former Director Mark Masuoka, Chief Curator Hesse McGraw...

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‘I Can Grow Tall’

The 1960s art world found ‘ideas expressed by words’ taking on as much significance as ‘images painted on canvas’. Metro area artist Angela Drakeford continues this tradition in the exhibition I Can Grow Tall, presently on view at the Bemis Center’s Carver Bank location in North Omaha. A UNO graduate, Drakeford’s interest in text-based work has been the focus of her studio practice for the past several years.

“I...

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If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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<p><em>Something Old, Something New

Not many artists have approached the challenges and contradictions of making art quite as astutely...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards...

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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night....

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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