Sean D. Henry-Smith & Alexis Christine Maine
Exhibition Dates: October 12 - November 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 2018; 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sean D. Henry-Smith is a photographer and writer, although a creative impulse guides their entire life. Henry-Smith moves with an energy set on intent that operates to evolve the processes of how we see, interpret, and create. In Thicket is a miniature translation for the artist’s latest evolving body of work, With You in the Slow Hour, which relays to viewers the importance of stillness and intimacy in photography. Through a vision of molasses and honey, the viewers of Henry-Smith’s work can endlessly engage in looking, being, and sharing with themselves and their environment.
Accompanying this photographic series is video work by artist-curator Alexis Christine Maine and a reading by June Gehringer. Maine invades her own sense of intimacy to understand human behavior under a pop cultural umbrella and uses a combination of self-captured footage and appropriated content to challenge the comparisons of lives we lead versus the ones we see being lived, while Gehringer explores identity through apologies, anecdotes, and admonitions in her new book i don't write about race.
About Omaha Creative Institute: Omaha Creative Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide artists with the training and opportunities they need to thrive as artists. 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.