Of Common Ground: new work by Teresa Schmidt and Larry Roots

Reception Date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013 - Sat, 06/01/2013

Of Common Ground
Teresa Schmidt, Larry Roots explore the fields of abstraction at MAM
- by Michael J. Krainak, free lance writer in the visual arts

The title of Modern Arts Midtown’s new two-person exhibit in May, "Of Common Ground", is a bit of a paradox. Because, there is nothing ordinary about the show’s style of choice, abstraction, which the featured artists, Teresa Schmidt and Larry Roots nonetheless have in common.

Transcending Photography: featuring Todd Brown and Roberto Kusterle

Reception Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013 - Sat, 04/27/2013

Transcending Photography 4.5.13
Raising the bar and consciousness with prints by Roberto Kusterle and Todd Brown
– by Michael J. Krainak, Free Lance Writer in the Visual Arts

Cool Abstraction featuring Michael Tegland and Gary Day

Reception Date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - Sat, 03/30/2013

March 1 - 30: Cool Abstraction showcases new work by Omaha artist Michael Tegland and UNO Professor Gary Day. Both Tegland’s graphite renderings on panel and Day’s enlarged stills of computer animations reinterpret our idea of abstraction. There is a modern detachment and distillation of our ideas about art as the idiom Cool Abstraction suggests and is further exemplified by works from John Andrews, Deon Bahr, Judith Burton, Chris Cassimatis, Colin C. Smith and Marjorie Mikasen.

Cool Abstraction
A Medium of Detached Articulation:
Drawing and Prints by Mike Tegland and Gary Day

Merrill Peterson: On Reflection, Paradox and Ambiguity

Reception Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - Sat, 02/23/2013

On Reflection, Paradox and Ambiguity 1.11.13
-by Michael J. Krainak, Free Lance Writer in the Visual Arts

“I’m not just interested in what a thing is; I’m interested in what else it is.”
Minor White, American photographer

Jane Pronko: Streets of NYC

Reception Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 6:00pm - Sat, 12/29/2012 - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - Sat, 12/29/2012

The Streets of NYC 12.7.12
-by Michael J. Krainak, Free Lance Writer in the Visual Arts

The Big Apple, Empire City or Gotham.

Edwin Carter Weitz: A Tempered View

Reception Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - Sat, 12/01/2012

A Tempered View 11.2.12
New oil paintings by Edwin Carter Weitz at Modern Arts Midtown
- by Michael J. Krainak, Freelance Writer in the Visual Arts

You might think after 20 years as a successful graphic artist on behalf of such household brands as Union Pacific, Disney and Pepsi, among others, that any additional métier or passion would represent an alter ego. Not so for oil painter Edwin Carter Weitz of Lincoln, Nebraska whose art has arced beyond that of mere hobby or outlet. In fact, Weitz believes his short six-year “career” in landscape oils has been transformative.

John Himmelfarb: Paintings and Sculpture

Reception Date: 
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - Sat, 10/27/2012

Keep On Truckin’ 10.5.12
Artist Himmelfarb returns to Omaha via new ‘vehicle’ at MAM
by Janet L. Farber

Artists from outside Omaha have always had a presence in the local art scene. They help to keep the artistic landscape varied and lively, enhancing the conversation about how regional artists partake of a national or even international dialogue. Some of these “carpetbaggers” are shown but once, while others become returning favorites.

Fresh Gunk, new work by Omaha artist Colin C. Smith

Reception Date: 
Fri, 09/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2012 - Sat, 09/22/2012

Fresh Gunk 9.7.12
New Painting and Sculpture from Colin C. Smith at Modern Arts Midtown
-by Michael J. Krainak, Freelance Writer in the Visual Arts

Young Art Patrons private opening August 10th, Collectors Choice Group Exhibition

Reception Date: 
Fri, 08/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Show Date: 
Sat, 08/11/2012 - Sat, 08/25/2012

Trace Elements: Graceann Warn, encaustic paintings | Tim Guthrie, Oil Paintings

Reception Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - Sat, 08/04/2012

Trace Elements
The Encaustic Abstract Paintings of Graceann Warn
by Michael J. Krainak Free Lance Writer in Film and the Visual Arts

Following its June duo exhibit, Left and Right of Center, featuring respectively the representational and figurative paintings of Sunny Gibbons and Tom Rierden, Modern Arts Midtown returns to the unique challenges and rewards of abstract art. Trace Elements offers 15 medium and large format paintings from Michigan artist Graceann Warn in her first solo show in Nebraska.

Tom Rierden and Sunny Gibbons: Left and Right of Center

Reception Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - Sat, 07/07/2012

Artists Gibbons and Rierden go their own way at Modern Arts Midtown

Silent Waters: featuring Judith Burton, Michael James, and Amy Smith

Reception Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Show Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - Sat, 06/02/2012

Run Silent, Run Deep 5.2.12
an essay about the show by Michael J. Krainak
click here to view the full essay: http://www.modernartsmidtown.com/featured/run-silent-run-deep-burton-jam...