It's a TRUE BLUE HOLIDAY ART SHOW featuring new work by
*DEREK COURTNEY, KIM DARLING & SARAH ROWE*
All artwork will be available to take at time of purchase. All artwork will also be priced at $150 and under. Perfect for gift giving this holiday season! Free wrapping available. All purchased pieces will be replaced with new work, so come early and often to view these beautiful pieces!
November 13th - December, 2015
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, November 13th: 6-9 PM
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
DEREK COURTNEY was born and raised in Putnam County, West Virginia. He considers himself to be a painter even though he often incorporates other elements into his work. His work often starts as recognizable images influenced by his personal experiences. These images are then mutated, manipulated or concealed altogether to create works that communicate on a more universal level. He has recently participated in group shows at Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, Oh), BWAC Gallery (Brooklyn, Ny), the Mesa Contemporary Museum (Mesa, Az) and Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, Co). His work was chosen to be part of the FBAlous! public art project in May 2015. In March 2014 he had a solo show at Sweatshop Gallery (Omaha, Ne). His work was also featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of Flyover magazine.Derek attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 1996 he completed a double thesis in drawing and painting. In 2012 he opened Caesium gallery with long time friend Mike Scheef. Currently Derek holds a day job while working in his studio on nights and weekends.
KIM DARLING is a visual artist, gallery owner, and curator in Omaha, Nebraska. Using paint, spray enamel, pastels, pens, and pencils, she explores taboo iconography and sacred/profane dichotomies by making marks in a method similar to automatic writing. Layer upon layer of graphic shapes are synthesized into a cacophonous flow, laid out in provocative palettes and balanced compositions.
Darling earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her work has been exhibited in solo and two-person shows at a multitude of local and regional galleries, and is featured in prominent collections throughout the country. She opened Sweatshop Gallery in 2012, a feat that has since shifted the Benson neighborhood of Omaha into an artistic hub.
Darling teaches art classes at a variety of community institutions, including the Joslyn Art Museum, The Union for Contemporary Art, several Montessori schools, and has mentored at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for the Visual Arts.
SARAH ROWE is from the Lakota Nation. Her work combines personal interpretations of Native American symbolism, inspired by historical winter counts and her own dream imagery. Rowe's style is offbeat, a bestiary of bold and gestural landscapes with curious histories. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Webster University, studying in St. Louis, Missouri and Vienna, Austria.