Bemis Opens ‘Hot Mess Formalism’

June 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Brooklyn based artist Sheila Pepe’s exhibition, Hot Mess Formalism opens at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts tonight. Comprising over 70 pieces, the exhibition has made its way to Omaha from the Phoenix Art Museum with an added site specific work for Bemis.

Hot Mess Formalism, curated by longtime friend and colleague Gilbert Vicario, is a survey of Pepe’s work. The large scale installations featured tonight are mostly crocheted and knitted together with fibers and other household materials, but Pepe’s prolific body work has been influenced by her extensive studies of many techniques.

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Project Project’s $100 Art Sale Tonight

June 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Project Project, one of South Omaha’s Vinton Street Galleries, will be hosting their annual $100 Art Sale tonight. It’s a chance for attendees to acquire contemporary art from around the country at a reasonable price. It’s also an important event for the gallery, since they typically don’t ask for money for the rest of the year. Co-Founder, Joel Damon.

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“Lauren Conrad Is Crying”

June 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Lauren Conrad is Crying. That’s the title of Omaha Creative Institute’s next artist run exhibition, part of a program for developing and supporting local art. If you don’t know who Lauren Conrad is, you might have been avoiding the tv for the last couple decades. She’s one of the biggest stars to rise from the early days of soap-opera styled reality television, starring in Laguna Beach as a teenager in 2004 (and making way for the Kardashians and maybe even some politicians). Her career continues today in fashion, and as personality, but she’s now an interest of curators, Esau Betancourt and Cate O’Brien, said Betancourt.

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The Kaneko Introduces “Reality”

May 31st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Following Light, the Kaneko opens their next exhibition this weekend, Reality. Again, the gallery space will feature a wide range of different media, concepts and technologies. Reality challenges viewers’ perceptions, suggesting new ways of thinking about what is real.

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“Capital Flop”: Art and Urban Economics

April 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—In an empty storefront in North Downtown, local artist Peter Fankhauser is at work on the upcoming exhibition, Capital Flop.  Using wooden 2″x 4″s, he’s building towering structures that will serve as the framework for some of the works to be on display starting tonight.

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“Rough Trade” Opens at Project Project

April 13th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Larry Buller, ceramicist and recent MFA graduate of UNL. His exhibition, Rough Trade, opens tonight at Project Project gallery on Vinton Street.

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