GENERATOR GRANT EXHIBITION
Invisible Synonyms, curated by Ella Weber, invites us to scan the surface of the everyday. The work draws our attention to the nuances of empty space, transient moments, and weird coincidences. It opens an awareness to the relation of similarities.
Exhibiting artists David Knox, Josh Johnson, and Ella Weber bring to light the connective tissue between material and experience. Through moving image, text, and three-dimensional structure, Invisible Synonyms gives form to the intangible links that bind us together.
Exhibition Dates: March 8 - April 26, 2019
Opening Reception: March 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday - Friday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
1804 Vinton Street
Omaha, NE 68108
CURRENT GRANT RECIPIENTS
SARAH HUMMEL JONES
Recipient of a 2019 Artist Support Grant, an unrestricted cash award of $5,000.
Sarah Hummel Jones is originally from Indiana. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. After graduation Jones moved to Chicago, IL where she attended The School of the Art Institute Chicago for a year and received a Post Baccalaureate in Ceramics. Jones received a Master's of Fine Art in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014 and shortly after graduation, moved to Brooklyn, NY and worked as a ceramic technician and assistant. Sarah Hummel Jones has lived in Omaha for past 3 years and is the Co-Op Studio Manager at the Union for Contemporary Art.
Recipient of the 2019 LGBTQIA+ Artist Support Grant, an unrestricted cash award of $5,000.
Corson Androski is a researcher, conservationist, software developer, and photographer/filmmaker from Hutchinson, Kansas. Their work uses the concept of care—as labor, affect, and ethic, given/received by humans and other-than-humans, individuals and systems—to consider subjects like institutional medicine alongside state ecological regulation, and beyond their respective margins, emergent communities of illness alongside informal conservation of the small, overlooked ecosystems of weeds and fungi that spring up in the seams of our patchwork flyover states.
WORK IN PROGRESS 2019
Five local artists compromise the first cohort of the Work In Progress (WIP) program, a new educational opportunity for local artists that serves as an alternative to a traditional Masters of Fine Arts. Travis Apel, Elizabeth Boutin, Anne Dovali, Holly Kranker, and Tyler Swain will receive monthly studio visits, be introduced to guest critics during monthly group critiques, produce a piece of critical writing centered in their work, and participate in a year-end exhibition.
WIP provides local artists with:
a rigorous educational experience in place of a traditional MFA, without debilitating debt,
a better framework for talking and writing about their work, opening up more opportunities,
and a built-in network of peer support, which will persist well beyond the end of the program