February 9 - February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 2018; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Screening: Saturday, February 17, 2018; 7:00 PM
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Chumley, the first Artist-Run Exhibition to open in OCI’s new, permanent exhibition space (1419 South 13th Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68108), examines ways in which play tests the limits of control. Whether it’s sculptural deviance, wild texture, or giant rats, two and three dimensional objects that imply play in both how they’re made and how they function, question the relationship between widely accepted cultural and social norms, individual freedoms, emotional safety, and the potential for harm. Chumley includes work by Thalia Rodgers, Sarah Jones, Bobbi McWilliams, Erin Foley and Angie Seykora and is organized by Erin Foley.
A special screening of Thalia Rodgers video work will take place on Saturday, February 17th at 7:00pm. Free and open to the public.
Erin Foley has exhibited and curated exhibitions nationally, instructed classes ranging from design + build to critical theory and traveled internationally for installations. Foley is currently an adjunct instructor in the Sculpture Department at the University of Nebraska of Omaha where she is in her final year of Accounting studies. Her interdisciplinary approach to art making and cultural production started during her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continued at the University of Southern California, where she received her MFA. Working for Andrea Zittel in Joshua Tree and managing Michael Rakowitz’s studio in Chicago influenced Foley’s work both in and out of the studio.
Omaha Creative Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide artists with the training and opportunities they need to build an economically sustainable career in the arts. We do this by providing professional development, offering grants to individual artists, and connecting artists and patrons. The Artist-Run Exhibitions Program emphasizes professional development by lending backbone support to Omaha-area artists throughout the process of organizing, marketing, and mounting a curated exhibition outside the context of larger institutional systems.