Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 7-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Fridays 6-8 PM or by appointment.
So I'm from Omaha. I've been working professionally as an artist for approximately 15 years. I kinda stepped away from art for a while. I'm not sure what made me want to do this show, other than some kind of search for relevance in my life. I'm pretty sure that you can stop making art, but it's very difficult to stop being an artist. I'm a busy guy, but I'm enjoying making work when I can.
This exhibition has been weird for me. The title, " you're beautiful and nobody cares," is about a general feeling I have about the world right now. Weird because I never thought I would think of the world this way. It means to me that I have noticed a significant difference between the Obama era and the beginning of the Trump " presidency." It's got me asking " is this really where we are at as a country?" I really feel like individuals are living lost from their individuality, and simply lumped together as some kind of generational name as though this is all that matters as far as an argument or opinion is concerned. I don't want to deny you or myself the opportunity to be a solvent human being, why does this country? As war is pervasive, as human rights diminish, as money becomes more important than life or respect for life, we as a whole are fucking lost. So much rides on good leadership, but obviously a lot of people disagree about what that means. We are a nation divided. " you're beautiful and nobody cares," as far as the work is concerned is not overtly political, but the meaning is.
Anyway, I would like to think that the dumbing down of America is not really going to get worse, but it probably will.
**Special performance by Kyle "GB" Oppold of Arliss Nancy/Drag the River ! 9pm
Exhibition runs May 5th - June 30th