Current Exhibition

Unsteady Stacks: Paintings by Jordan Buschur
Monday, January 5 - Friday, January 30, 2015
Reception: Thursday, Jan 15 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Monday, January 5, 2015 brings the opening of the exhibition Unsteady Stacks: Paintings by Jordan Buschur at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

The new and recent paintings by Jordan Buschur use the avenues of figure, still life, and landscape to implant ordinary objects with psychological meanings. “Unsteady Stacks” focuses on an implied human presence through depictions of collections of books. Through the act of painting, the arrangements become precarious and the books larger than life. In each scenario the books are located just outside of reality in towering stacks, contorting jumbles, and unsettling piles. Small groups of words steer the paintings towards meanings and offer hints at the contents of the books. The physical nature of book arrangements combined with the mutable meanings of the text place the paintings in the unsteady area between reality and invention.

Buschur lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2013, she was a KHN artist-in-residence and also received the Kimmel Foundation Lincoln Mayor’s Art Award. Her work has been shown across the country including Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York; Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York; Realform Project Space, Brooklyn; The LUX Center, Nebraska and many more. She has taught at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and more. She currently directs the UNL Eisentrager-Howard Gallery and the Prescott Gallery. She has also been an artist in residence at the Sheldon Art Museum’s Arts-in-Society Teaching Residency, the Bemis Center for the Arts Community Arts Residency, and is on the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artist in Schools and Communities Roster.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600.

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