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Dissipation: An Act of Balance

  • Petshop Gallery 2725 N 62nds Street Omaha (map)

|Petshop invites you to the opening reception for "Dissipation: An Act of Balance" // Installation work from Ian Tredway and Chase McClaren on Friday, February 3rd, 2016, 7-10pm, during Benson First Friday.

The duo will explore contrast while finding balance, especially in a world that is increasingly complex and daring. Through materials they will attempt to construct situations that tackle ideas such as complacency versus growth, synthetic versus organic materials, and the idealizations human need to try to control the uncontrollable.

About the Artists:
Ian Tredway:
Ian Tredway is a Nebraskan artist living and working in Lincoln. Ian received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,with an additional residency at Santa Reparata School of International Art in Florence, Italy. Tredway uses materials such as cloth and plastic weed barriers, stains mixed with stain-remover, tapes, and adhesives to entertain multiple contradicting ideas at once in an attempt to find structure. His work has won him the Jean R Faulkner Memorial Award and has recently shown work Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, as well as his first solo debut at Project Project. // // 402.432.1400

Chase McClaren: 
McClaren earned his Bachelor's in Fine Art from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with an emphasis in sculpture and installations, in 2015. Soon after, Chase had an artist residency at the Santa Reparata School of International Art in Florence, Italy. Using natural elements and man made materials, McClaren creates compositions that pair human design with subtle organic variations. Highlighting the natural processes of decay, McClaren’s artworks reference the tension between the human need to idealize the environment and the inevitable, persistent forces of nature. His works have achieved multiple awards including the Perry Family Award and the Jean R Faulkner Memorial Award. Recently, Chase has shown works in the Still Point Art Quarterly, and Upstream Gallery.

Earlier Event: February 2
Later Event: February 10
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