"But these are connections, right? You start off with directions and then somehow they connect, and it just happens that your life connects with it all too. What causes the connections? Are the connections made before you see them or are they made through you seeing them?" -Paul McCarthy
Curated by Ella Weber, Invisible Synonyms 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.
the balance of light and shadow
pass through a stencil
frames the absence of text
when words become shape
wooden planes meet
a corner exposed
Free and open to the public. This exhibition is presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Ella Weber (b. 1987) intentionally maintains minimum wage jobs as a means to fuel her art, financially and conceptually. Experimenting with video, text, print and social media, Weber suspends the tension between consumer and viewer, performer an employee, artist and gallery. She earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an MFA with distinction in printmaking from the University of Kansas. She has attended numerous residencies at Oxbow School of Art, The Wassaic Project, Anderson Ranch, PrattMWP and PLAYA to name a few. The artist has shown extensively across the United States. Her most recent solo show, Sounds Good, opened at The Union for Contemporary Art in summer 2018. Currently she resides in the basement of suburbia and slices ham in a delicatessen.