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.
Modern and historical references combine for dramatic contrast in Hardcore Painting: Confessions and Premonitions by Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher, the UNO Art Gallery's first fall semester exhibition. The exhibit, which features contemporary paintings, began Aug. 26 and will end Sept. 28.
Farstad and Fisher are both assistant professors of painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. As a feminist painter, Farstad portrays influences of popular culture and psychoanalysis of girlhood drama in her work. In contrast, Fisher's figurative painting and use of rich color resembles the late Renaissance era.
The Department of Art and Art History at UNO's Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building, hosted a number of exhibitions over the past academic year. The exhibits included African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art, UNL; Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Application; Sequenced Fibers: Books on Fabric or Handmade Papers; and the UNO BFA Thesis and BA in Studio Arts Seniors' Exhibit.
January marks the beginning of the UNO faculty art exhibit.
In a show that only happens every two years, instructors show their latest projects and pieces they have been working on.
The exhibit features media from printmaking and ceramics to interactive digital games and jewelry, from 18 artists.