Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Tanya Hartman

Lawrence, KS

Tanya Hartman’s work addresses the plight of refugees and of survivors of torture and war trauma living in the Midwest. She has interviewed human beings from war-torn regions across the world and used their testimonies as the basis for text-based works of visual art in which each word of each testament is cut out individually and adhered to an embellished substrate. During her Bemis residency, Hartman plans to immerse herself in a new project titled Beaded Migrations that is composed of thousands of beaded, ceramic shards displayed on the wall in “flocks” that imitate the migratory patterns of birds with an auditory component that presents refugees from war-torn regions such as Somalia and Syria reading their survival narratives overlaid with the calls of migratory birds.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130