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I Like Your Work: Art & Etiquette: Opening Reception

  • Omaha Creative Institute 1419 South 13th Street, Suite 103 Omaha, NE, 68108 United States (map)
 Image: Dante Lentz, detail from untitled chicago performance

Image: Dante Lentz, detail from untitled chicago performance

What happens when art behaves badly; when material and form lose their polite disposition and devolve into unruly, un-ornamental, uncompromising affronts? How does the etiquette of viewing adjust to respond when artists break with aesthetic tradition?

For her Artist-Run Exhibition, I Like Your Work: Art & Etiquette, Sarah Hummel Jones, brings together artists from Brooklyn, Montreal, and Omaha whose work pivots toward an art world that is now more socially professional and professionally social than ever before. Kari Cholnoky, Davey Gilles, Dante Lentz, and Nadege Roscoe-Rumjahn challenge the ways in which social mores mediate our critical discussions and frame our experience of art with works that repel viewers just as much as they draw them in.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Joel Damon, co-founder of Project Project, will give a performative lecture at OCI detailing all the highs and lows of art world etiquette Friday, April 27th at 7:00PM.

Sarah Hummel Jones is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a variety of materials. Originally from Indiana, Sarah is the youngest of five girls and an identical twin. Jones graduated from BGSU with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014. After graduate school Sarah moved to Brooklyn, NY where she worked as a ceramic technician and assistant. Sarah Hummel Jones has been living and working in Omaha for the past 2 years.

Earlier Event: April 6
Topher Booth: Songs from Nation
Later Event: April 18
WAW: Coaching Session #2