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Dada Group Exhibition
April 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
(Above image created by Doug Kabourek)
Dada is themed group show intended to celebrate the Dada art movement of the early 20th century. Omaha area artists were invited to submit their original artworks relating to the title theme, “Dada.” The show features seven visual artists living and working in Omaha or surrounding areas. All artworks are also available for purchase.
Featured Artists- Bill Hoover, David Jenowe, Doug Kabourek, Chloe Kelly, Nathaniel Ruleaux, Travis Sing, Trilety Wade
The central premise behind the Dada art movement (Dada is a colloquial French term for a hobby horse) was a response to the modern age. Reacting against the rise of capitalist culture, the war, and the concurrent degradation of art, artists in the early 1910s began to explore new art, or an “anti-art”, as described by Marcel Duchamp. They wanted to contemplate the definition of art, and to do so they experimented with the laws of chance and with the found object. Theirs was an art form underpinned by humor and clever turns, but at its very foundation, the Dadaists were asking a very serious question about the role of art in the modern age. This question became even more pertinent as the reach of Dada art spread – by 1915 its ideals had been adopted by artists in New York, Paris, and beyond – and as the world was plunged into the atrocities of World War I. https://magazine.artland.com/what-is-dadaism/
Opening Reception- Thursday, April 8th, 6-8pm- Complimentary refreshments will be provided in to-go form
The show will run through June 30th, 2021.
Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 11am-6pm, and Saturdays 11am-4pm- Or to schedule a private visit by appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-respectful guidelines apply: mask required for entry, hand washing station and sanitizer available, apply social distancing practice, limiting occupancy to 10 at a time due to the size of the space