Self-Governance re-contextualizes Omaha-based artist Kim Darling’s current and past work at Omaha Public Library. Darling’s colorful icons and synthetic symbols are full of contemporary and historic narratives that are critical of cultural and political institutions/ideologies. As a container for the exhibition, Omaha Public Library is as much apart of the work as a sounding board for larger conversations.
Yoshimoto's work takes on the ephemerality of news and information and how the emotions are brought to each tragedy in the news cycle are swept away by the wave of information that floods the media. He addresses this social amnesia through his art with the work acting as a social memory for tragic events so quickly forgotten in our information age.
Stuart Chittenden is an expat Brit now living in Omaha who spent August traveling the side roads of the state in an RV to engage with Nebraskans. This project, a couple of 830 mile long conversations, sought those narratives that define and unite us. Stuart set up public conversation spaces in towns on the route and talked with residents about their lives, their cultures and their stories. The project celebrates our culture and how we each contribute to it, evoking a place and its people, connecting us to Nebraskans, their stories and their lives.
Public Public examines public space in public places through the lens of art/architectural interventions and investigations. Featuring a range of media, the exhibition proposes alternative dialogues to spatial configurations that dictate contemporary civic environments. Exhibiting artists and architects include Emily Andersen + Geoff DeOld, Scott Blake, Laura Carlson, Andrew Conzett, Teal Gardner, Nicholas
Gabriella Quiroz is an Omaha-based artist working out of the Hot Shops Art Center. Her work has been featured in numerous group showings throughout the city of Omaha and its surrounding areas. Gabi works primarily in oil paints and colored pencils developing works of symbolic imagery and figurative study.