Crisp design, towering symbolism and haunting imagery occupy the gallery space at the Weber Fine Arts building in the final exhibition of the fall 2011 semester. The exhibition is a showcase of the thesis projects of six Bachelor of Fine Arts students.
UNO students get involved on campus in the Fine Arts Department in several ways.
Art can be provocative. It can be powerful. It can be beautiful. The "Les Femmes Folles: Voice" exhibit, co-curated by Sally Deskins and Megan Loudon Sanders and currently on display at The New Blk (black) at 1213 Jones St., embodies all of these things.
It's difficult sometimes to make an argument for photographic art. After all, it's a field that mirrors reality, meant to replicate life via the "human experience" channel. Far too often, though, "the human experience" theme is portrayed in photos lacking imagination, making it more akin to "the dry, uninteresting experience."
The latest photography exhibit at Polyester gallery, 1618 Harney St., is anything but dry or uninteresting. The show, titled "If These Walls Could Talk," (showing through Nov. 27) offers a refreshing glimpse of human existence in private moments.
"Have you ever been to Chernobyl?"
That's a question that most of us have never been asked.