November/December 2018 Exhibition feat. Peter Fankhauser & Roberta Leaverton

Work from artists Peter Fankhauser and Roberta Leaverton will make up the November/December exhibition in the Michael Phipps Gallery, from November 2-December 31. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, November 2, from 4-6 p.m.  Artist Statements: Peter Fankhauser TV brought me up--music on television, film on television, television on the Internet. That appetite…
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September/October 2018 Exhibition feat. Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel

Work from artists Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel will make up the September/October exhibition in the Michael Phipps Gallery, from September 7-October 29. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, September 7, from 4-6 p.m.  Artist Statements: Holly Kranker My current work examines the efforts and desires to suspend moments in time through representation…
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“Making a Difference” Exhibition Highlights Local Change Agents

Omahans make a difference every day. "Making a Difference" is a collection of recent portraits done by Omaha artist Eddith Buis. Buis's illustrated portraits of individuals from various backgrounds, professions and walks of life to demonstrate the diversity of Omaha's change agents. These humble, black and white drawings reflect the nature of the service and activism of the…
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May/June Exhibition feat. Erin Blayney, Kimberly Glass

"Beachcombers" is an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Erin Blayney and Kimberly Glass. Both artists use an intuitive process of seeking out form and color as they work, and the spectrum between figuration and abstraction is well-traversed between them. The shared spontaneity of these artists has led to a light-filled, energetic collection of people…
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“Scales of Perception” July/August Exhibition feat. Joe Addison, Jamie Hardy & Nadia Shinkunas

"Scales of Perception" is a three-person show between artists Joe Addison (photography), Jamie Danielle Hardy (installation) and Nadia Shinkunas (paintings and sculpture). Each working in distinctly different media, the artists overlap in their investigations of how light and perspective alters what viewers see on the outside and, in turn, feel on the inside. Changes are…
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“Screen Shot” by Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones

Screen Shot Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones September 1 - Oct. 30, 2017 “Screen Shot” is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek, and Sarah Jones which pushes through quick, yet intimate memories. These personal histories are abrupt, not unlike the endless scrolling feature of social media—conflating both emotions and artificiality.…
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Exploring Derek Courtney’s “Folklore of Labor”

Derek Courtney is an Omaha-based artist whose time spent growing up in rural West Virginia led to his current exhibition "Folklore of Labor." The exhibition depicts similarities Courtney identified between modern day blue collar workers and manual laborers from the early 20th century. We asked Courtney a few questions about himself, his work and how…
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Folklore of Labor: Derek Courtney

Folklore of Labor Derek Courtney July 7-August 28 Embedded with autobiographical references, “Derek Courtney: Folklore of Labor” addresses the human and environmental costs of labor practices in the United States. Growing up in rural West Virginia, his heritage is wedded to the deterioration of communities and people through historically problematic factory practices. Courtney’s varied work…
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Interwoven: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen

Interwoven Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen May 5-June 27, 2017 Layering references, techniques, and practices Interwoven explores the abstract work of Sarah Kolar and Brian Wetjen. Working beyond specific meanings and interpretations, each artist creates complex works from simple materials. Independently their work shares aesthetic commonalities, yet in their pairing, shared new meanings emerge. Kolar's…
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