Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Upcoming Public Programs

ARTalk + Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bemis Center | 724 S. 12th Street
Description: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to the opening of two new solo exhibitions, Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air and Lui Shtini: Tempos, on view through June 15, 2019.

6–8 PM – Public Opening Reception
6:30 PM – ARTalks with exhibiting artists Alison O’Daniel and Lui Shtini and Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Rachel Adams

Alison O'Daniel: Heavy Air
Through collaborations with composers and musicians as well as the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing friends regarding sound, O’Daniel’s work aims at building a visual, aural, and haptic vocabulary as a means of storytelling. In Heavy Air, O’Daniel continues her investigations into what it means to not have full access to sound as well as transfer this experience to a hearing audience. This exhibition places itself at the center of these explorations—highlighting the ambient sounds that literally hang in the air.

Lui Shtini: Tempos
Shtini’s process unveils abstracted thoughts into two-dimensional forms, birthing the intangible. In Tempos, Shtini presents a range of paintings and drawings created over the past four years. The 25 works are installed in the galleries with their peers—grouped together by series. Each of Shtini’s works—both drawings and paintings—are shrouded in a layer of mystery, yet the work is full of hints.

Free and open to the public. Free parking available.

Sponsored, in part, by Omaha Steaks and Security National Bank
Special thanks to Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Alison O'Daniel; Zamboni Storyboard and Arp Soundproofer, 2016; Floor: Gaffer Tape, Neon, 23' x 40'; Quilt: Cotton, steel, rope, 16' x 9'; Commissioned by Art in General, New York, NY; Courtesy the artist and Art in General; Photo: Charles Benton.

Lui Shtini; Apparition of the Bounty, 2018; Pastel on paper; 45 x 59 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; Photo: Gregory Carideo.
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130