Exhibiting artists are: Andrew Auble, Anke Becker, George David Charman, Renee Couture, Joy Christiansen Erb, Michael Frels, Matthew Jensen, Mari LaCure, Andres Laracuente, Marcie Lenke, David Linneweh, Seung Jae Kim, Desiree Moore, Rose Nestler, Kristina Paabus, Sarah Phillips, Kristen Pluhacek, Michaela Ross, Filippo Santoro, Sarah G. Sharp, Steve Snell, Troy Stanley, David Samuel Stern, Trudie Teijink, Kimberly Thomas, Breanne Trammell, Melanie Vote. Jave Yoshimoto, Andrew Zimmermann and Deborah Zlotsky.
Amanda Smith, Director of the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and curator of this exhibition, wrote:
“Residency programs are often referred to as “gifts of time and space.” Artists travel to a host location, where they have a concentrated period of time to turn their sole focus to their creative endeavor. While the pull of a residency is often uninterrupted time, residencies often do disrupt a studio practice – constructively -- through the influence of place.
“This selection from the permanent collection of the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts features works that demonstrate the significant impact a change of location can have on the artistic process. Artists visit our small riverside town and are inevitably influenced by these new conditions. Some artists engage directly with our location, our community, and our history, while others find that limitations of travel and new facilities create modifications and problem-solving strategies that add to their long-term practice.
“Our collection is built from works donated by our residents. We have over 300 objects including artworks, published books, musical scores and recordings. These works represent a broad spectrum of the creative process, including works developed prior to the residency, experiments while in residence, and projects that are completed much later, but initially instigated at our residency program.”
Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T sts. on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the Department of Art and Art History at (402) 472-5522.
Friday, March 11: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
VISIT EISENTRAGER-HOWARD GALLERY (RICHARDS HALL)
Monday-Friday: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.