Current Exhibition


Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman
Monday, July 7 - Friday, August 21, 2014
Reception: Thursday, August 7 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Monday, July 7, 2014 brings the opening of the exhibition Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman’s individual bodies of work both explore the mechanical and the organic—the macro and the micro through the medium of photography. The artists present artworks that reshape and refocus our perceptions of the world around us. Boyer’s photographs have been long inspired by a camera that her father gave her during his battle with cancer. “This had a large impact on me,” Boyer states, “and I became very fond of how the lens can frame, reconfigure and interpret the everyday world.”

Nordman’s works examine machines, architecture, and technological devices—as well as their complex relationship with humans. “These objects need us to complete their function . . . we are the consciousness of the machine,” Nordman explains. He communicates a desire for symmetry and the quintessential artistic act of the formal merging with the conceptual, the unified whole, the gestalt.

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman live in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Boyer is originally from Portland, Oregon and currently teaches digital art and art education at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and art classes at Norris Middle School. Nordman was born in Charles City, Iowa and has been an Associate Professor of Intermedia and Digital Art at the University of Nebraska, Omaha since 2002.

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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