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Resemblance Erosion

  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts 801 3rd Corso Nebraska City, NE, 68410 United States (map)

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, Resemblance Erosion: Sculpture by Josh Johnson, beginning Monday, May 16 and continuing through June 24, 2016. The gallery reception will be held May 19th, 5-7 p.m., and coincides with our Third Thursday Open Studio event.

Sculptor Josh Johnson makes connections between two environments -- one at hand, and the other remembered. Resemblance Erosion offers a sideways glance of Plains landscape, softening the edges between the physicality of what is materially accessible and the limited view offered by the mind’s eye. Drawing upon the rock formations of the South Dakota Badlands and their fabricated proxies dotting Lincoln’s Antelope Creek greenway, Johnson carves, fabricates, and joins second-hand materials into lonely vistas alluding to the slippages associated with memory’s shaky hold on place.

Josh Johnson earned a BFA at the University of North Dakota, and an MFA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has exhibited nationally, including shows at the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Colorado State University, and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. Josh received a 2016 Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, and was twice selected as a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Sculptor’s Competition at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Josh currently teaches sculpture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City and is regularly open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and for special events. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public of all ages. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

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