Past Exhibitions

Jessica Tommeraasen

Jessica Tommeraasen

Prescott Gallery is pleased to present Ground Control, an exhibition of selected works from the advanced undergraduate ceramics students at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, organized by Mark Cole.

Artists included in the exhibition:  Kyle Cippera, Madelaine Healey, Mitchell Hilzer, Miranda Knutson, Kayla Linden, Sam Mack, Pamela Manske, Whitney Mason, Levon Miller, RikkiNeumann, Angelica Nord, Victoria Norton, Jeffrey Oliver, Jessica Tommeraasen, Betty Jean Usher-Tate, Kristin Wilson.

Ground Control will be open for two days only, April 29 and 30, 2016 with a reception on Friday, April 29 from 6:00- 8:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

Ground Control

April 29 and 30, 2016

Reception April 29, 6:00- 8:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present Objecthood, a group exhibition curated by Michael Villarreal, a second-year Master of Fine Arts student at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  By redefining formal aspects of an object through process and material, Objecthood looks into various works by the first and second year graduate students at UNL.  Some works deal with the unexpected use of materials that display an effortlessness in their manipulation while others use traditional methods to manipulate the subject matter. The selection of work exemplifies a diverse approach on how an object is represented through a range of personal ideas all of which question the object’s identity. 

Artists included in the exhibition:  Larry Buller, Louise Deroualle, Stuart Gair, Bob Hall, Bryon Hartley, Phoebe Jan-McMahon, Wansoo Kim, Patrick Kingshill, Zora Murph, Kyle Noble, Pecos Pryor, Emily Reason, John David Richardson, Emily Wiethorn, Stephanie Wright, Rosana Ybarra.

Objecthood will be open from April 1-23, 2016 with a reception on Saturday, April 2 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

 

Objecthood

April 1-23, 2016

Reception April 2, 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present the 29th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition, a juried exhibition of artwork by current undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Juror Launa Bacon, selected artwork from 21 students:

Madeline Cass, Brian Coate, Austin Coudriet, Anna Drehs, Samantha Evans, Makaela Harder, Sam Hardewig, Elizabeth Katt, Miranda Knutson, Phoebe Little, Ethan Lottman, Ryann Lynn, Kristin Mahan, Anthony Marx, Arianna Morfeld, Victoria Norton, Kaitlyn Petersen, Tanner Reckling, Megan Rook, Madison Svendgard, and Phuc Tran.

The Undergraduate Studio Art Competition will be open from March 4- 26, 2016. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. A reception will be held on March 12 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. with awards announced at 6:00 p.m. Awards include the Jean R. Faulkner Memorial Awards, Department of Art and Art History First Year Award, Department of Art and Art History Sophomore Award, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Dean’s Purchase Award, and Entry Fee Awards.

Launa Bacon is a multi-disciplinary artist who is motivated by the investigation of the relationships that occur between environmental ethics, gender issues and animal welfare. She is the founder and director of Darger HQ.

29th Annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition Exhibition

March 4-26, 2016

Reception March 12, 5:00- 7:00pm, awards announced at 6pm.


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present (In)visible, a group exhibition of contemporary photographic portraiture curated by Alec Kaus.  Artists included in the exhibition are Elle Olivia Andersen, Zora J Murff, Walker Pickering, Bryan Schutmaat, and Rana Young.

Working under the umbrella of photography, these artists each employ the use of portraiture in their greater practices to examine themes of individuality and community. Elle Olivia Andersen uses photography to explore the culture and identity of the people who live in the American South. In his work, Zora J Murff examines anonymity, voyeurism, introspection, and loss through interpersonal relationships. Walker Pickering’s series Esprit de Corps explores the music, dedication, and sense of camaraderie that unites members of marching bands. In his series Grays the Mountain Sends, Bryan Schutmaat combines portraits, landscapes, and still lifes that explore the lives of working people residing in small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West. Rana Young’s images parallel the trajectory of circumstances within relationships while exploring themes of intimacy, voyeurism, and transition.

(In)visible will be open from February 5- 27, 2016 with a reception on February 6 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

The Prescott Gallery Shop will feature photographs by members of the UNL Fine Art Photo Club.

(In)visible

February 5-27, 2016

Reception February 6, 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present Of the Land, an exhibition of photographs by Nathan Kathol and wall mounted sculptures by Chase McClaren.  Both artists are recipients of the Perry Family Award and recent Bachelor of Fine Art graduates of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Nathan Kathol’s photographs depict scenes from Cedar County, Nebraska- a community breaking the stereotype of small town economic distress.  Using color film, a medium often forgotten and considered obsolete much like rural small towns, Kathol captures images to document the beauty, history and economic growth of this community.

Using natural elements and synthetic materials, Chase McClaren creates compositions that pair geometric designs with subtle organic variations.  Highlighting the natural process of decay, McClaren’s artworks reference the tension between the human need to control the environment and the wild forces of nature.

Of the Land will be open from January 8- 30, 2016 with a reception on Saturday, January 9 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 11am- 4pm.

Of the Land

January 8-30, 2016

Reception January 9, 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is proud to announce Currents, an exhibition of artwork by students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Artwork in many styles, sizes and prices will be available for buyers to purchase and take home the same day. 

Participating faculty and staff artists include:  Christy Aggens, Byron Anway, Margaret Bohls, Mark Cole, Andrea Maack, Alison Rash, Jesse Ross (Clementine Porcelain), and Amy Smith.

Participating student artists include:  Keith Buswell, Madeline Cass, Patricia Davis, Meryl Engler, Kaitlin Frankforter, Samantha Hardewig, Bryon Hartley, Madeline Hinrichs, Phoebe Jan-McMahon, Nathan Kathol, Wansoo Kim, Patrick Kingshill, Ben McCain, Zora J. Murff, Kyle Nobles, Pecos Pryor, John-David Richardson, Skyler Simpson, Madison Svengard, Emily Tran, Ian Tredway, Emma Vinchur, Emily Wiethorn, Rosana Ybarra, and Rana Young.

Currents will be open from December 4-19, 2015. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm. There will be extended hours from 10:00am- 5:00pm on December 12 in association with the College View Shops Holiday Open House.

Currents

December 4- 19, 2015

Reception December 5, 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present "Vessels", an exhibition of porcelain ceramics by Autumn Cipala and screenprints and drawings by Melissa Haviland.

Both artists work with porcelain in physical and conceptual ways. As a ceramic artist, Cipala’s porcelain objects harness the translucency, luminosity and strength inherent in the medium. Her artwork reflects a range of influences, including her coastal surroundings in Maine, travels to Morocco, and research of historical ceramic objects in the reserve collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.

Haviland highlights feminine and upper class objects, researching class structure, family upbringing, and the formation of societal roles in conjunction with these stereotypical ‘high class' objects and their associated etiquette rituals. Haviland’s current focus has been on objects that are historically thought of as tokens of wealth in American and European cultures such as fine porcelain china.

Autumn Cipala holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1997, and an MFA from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2009. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Cipala currently teaches Ceramic Art at Unity College in Unity, Maine.

Melissa Haviland received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002. In 1998, she received a BFA from Illinois State University. Currently, she is teaching printmaking, drawing, and papermaking at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. An active artist, Haviland has shown in solo and group exhibitions and film festivals nationally and internationally.

"Vessels" will be open from November 6- 28, 2015 with a reception on Saturday, November 7 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

The Prescott Gallery Shop will feature porcelain ceramics including cups, mugs and vases by Clementine Porcelain (Jesse Ross, UNL MFA 2007 and Tracy Shell). A percentage of proceeds from the sale of Clementine Porcelain products are donated directly to The Backpack Program, administered by the Food Bank of the Heartland.

Vessels

November 6-28, 2015

Opening Reception November 7, 5-7pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of mezzotints by Toan Vuong. In this exhibition, No Fault of the Soul, Vuong investigates the flexibility within identity through a series of self-portraits. Each portrait uses adaptation, duality and emotional response to signify the complex balance found between interior and exterior presentations of self. Vuong works with a combination of oil and water based inks as he creates each repeated image, encouraging nuances and less reliable outcomes. For Vuong, identity can be likened to a landscape which is grown, nurtured, and cultivated, but also decays, erodes, weathers, and is constantly manipulated by conditions over time.

No Fault of the Soul will be open from October 2- 31, 2015 with a reception on Friday, October 2 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 11am- 4pm.

Toan Vuong received his Bachelors of Fine Arts and Bachelors in French Modern Language degrees from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2014. His prints are in the collection of the UNL Printmaking Department and the Coleman Permanent Collection at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Vuong was one of the first recipients of the Perry Family Award. His work has been featured in various cities across the Midwest and internationally in France and Hong Kong. In addition to his studio art practice, he has worked with organizations such the LUX Center for the Arts, the Lincoln Arts Council, Nebraska Extension, and the Sheldon Museum to encourage community creativity.

Toan Vuong No Fault of the Soul

October 2- 31, 2015

Opening Reception October 2, 5-7pm


Prescott Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Deborah Zlotsky. Zlotsky is a juror for the September exhibition at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, the Nebraska National. She will give a public lecture on her artwork on September 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln city campus, Richards Hall room 15 .

In this exhibition, Wabi-sabi, Deborah Zlotsky focuses on the process of decision-making as a creative act in her paintings and drawings. Allowing an oscillation between mistake and correction, Zlotsky blurs the distinction between accident and intention. In this way, new systems and languages emerge from visual relationships in continual revision. These shifts and accumulations become a way to respond to the necessity of change, and the beauty and complexity of living. Wabi-sabi refers to the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in what might seem imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Deborah Zlotsky has exhibited across the country, and her drawings are in the curated flat files of Pierogi Gallery and the Boston Drawing Project at Joseph Carroll and Sons Gallery. Recent projects from this year include solo exhibitions at Robischon Gallery in Denver, the SACI Gallery at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, and Markel Fine Arts in NYC. In 2012 she received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting. Her work is in the collections of Nordstrom, Progressive Insurance, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, among others. Zlotsky holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Connecticut. She is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Deborah Zlotsky  Wabi-sabi

August 21- September 26, 2015
Reception September 5, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.


Prescott Gallery, joined by local artists, will host a benefit exhibition to support the hopes and dreams of an individual with glioblastoma multiform, Larry Zitek. Several months ago, he made a decision to help others with terminal illnesses who might not have the financial capability, friendships and spiritual support he has had. This thought carried him to the creation of the “We Care Endowment”, dedicated to the financial and spiritual support of those with terminal illnesses. Local artists learned of his generous spirit and elected to support his concept through the donation of the majority of proceeds from the sale of their works on display at the Prescott Gallery from July 31st through August 15, 2015, with a public reception on August 8,  5-7pm.

Artists:  Anne Burkholder, Jordan Buschur, Jan Christensen, Mark Cole, Stephen Dinsmore, Dana Fritz, Larry Gawel, Nancy Heiser, Keith Jacobshagen, Doug Marx, Kate Marx, Ann O’Hara, Phil Perry, Walker Pickering, Pete Pinnell, Susan Puelz, and Larry Roots.

We Care Endowment Benefit Exhibition

July 31- August 15, 2015

Reception on August 8 from 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present Nebraska, a juried exhibition comprised of a diverse array of work by artists that live and work in Nebraska. From many submissions, juror Teliza V. Rodriguez (curator at the Museum of Nebraska Art) selected works by 15 artists. These artworks range from realism to abstraction and include media such as photographs, collages, fiber, ceramics, and prints. The exhibition highlights both emerging and established artists who are innovators, articulators, visionaries, and conversation-starters as part of Nebraska’s contemporary art scene.

Artists included in the exhibition:

Shawn Ballarin
Amanda Breitbach
Kim Darling (Kim Reid-Kuhn)
Thomas Edwards
Camille Hawbaker
Lisa Bang Hoffman
Michael Larsen
Dan May
Bri Murphy
Erika Pritchard
Matel Rokke
Steve Snell
Matthew Sontheimer
Sheila Talbitzer
Jave Yoshimoto

Nebraska will be open from May 22- July 18, 2015 with a reception on Friday, May 22 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

Nebraska

Juror: Teliza V. Rodriguez, Curator at the Museum of Nebraska Art

May 22- July 18, 2015

Reception on May 22 from 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present Intentionality, a group exhibition curated by Michela Bridger Hunt, a current undergraduate Bachelor of Arts student in photography at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Intentionality consists of a selection of abstract works by artists living and working in the Midwest. Through abstraction of color and form, the works contain multiple meanings and hidden stories. This exhibition highlights the commingling of the artist’s intention with the viewer’s response.

Intentionality features artwork in a variety of mediums and processes. Jeff Baldus’s sculpture focuses on the natural form to evoke memories of his father and human relationships. In his paintings, Jim Bockelman uses abstract patterns, textures, and vibrant colors to re-imagine the details seen from the corner of one’s eye. Kate Marx revisits her previous series, Remnants, in her piece from the Rework series to explore shifts in meaning. Kristin Pluhacek and Robert Spellman take inspiration from the natural world; Pluhacek changes scale and thus meaning, Spellman uses abstraction and texture to approximate the feeling of weather.

Intentionality will be open from May 1-16, 2015 with a reception on Saturday, May 2 from 5:00- 7:00pm. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.

The Prescott Gallery Shop will feature textile art by University of Nebraska, Lincoln undergraduate student Rachel Sliva.

Intentionality

May 1-16, 2015

Reception on May 2 from 5:00- 7:00pm


Prescott Gallery is pleased to present "for you / for me", a group exhibition curated by Patricia Davis, a second-year Master of Fine Arts student in printmaking at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. "for you / for me" consists of a selection of works by her peers of the Master of Fine Arts program. Davis is interested in how multiple works of art might perform one identity and how multiple identities can exist within one work of art. Davis plays with interpretations of these artworks based on indexical traces of the body via artist’s mark, sign and symbol, absence or void of a figure or form, and notions of the abject.

Artists included in the exhibition:

Joyce Bingeman (printmaking)
Amanda Breitbach (photography)
Louise Deroualle (ceramics)
Stuart Gair (ceramics)
Keith Graham (printmaking)
Robert Hall (painting and drawing)
Bryon Hartley (sculpture)
Kendall Johnson (printmaking)
Qwist Joseph (ceramics)
Shalya Marsh (ceramics)
Colton Pedro (sculpture)
Erin Schoenbeck (painting and drawing)
Emily Reason (ceramics)
Michael Villarreal (painting and drawing)
Rana Young (photography)

for you | for me

April 3-25, 2015

Reception on April 4 from 5:00- 7:00pm


Pattern Recognition

March 7- 28, 2015

Reception on March 7 from 5:00- 7:00pm

Prescott Gallery is pleased to present Pattern Recognition, a group exhibition of printmaking, drawing and installation by alumni from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln printmaking program. Artists included in the exhibition are Susan Belau (MFA 1999), Dominique Ellis (BFA 2005), Jennifer Ghormley (MFA 2006), Sean P. Morrissey (MFA 2011) and Trudie Teijink (MFA 2010).

Working with a variety of printmaking processes, these artists use artificial approximations and patterns to reference the natural world. Susan Belau’s etchings from the series Strata focus on the natural environment of the California coast. By simplifying form and color, any recognizable elements become geometric shapes of light and shadow. In her woodcuts and monoprints, Dominique Ellis uses abstract patterns, textures, colloquial speech, and vibrant colors to reimagine abandoned spaces in the urban landscape of Philadelphia. Jennifer Ghormley’s installation, Flow, is comprised of many individual pieces of paper, each printed, folded and sewn. Her piece reflects on formations within nature including the undulation of water, movement of clouds, or a flock of birds flying in unison. Sean P. Morrissey utilizes repetitive visual patterns of suburban spaces with emphasis on decorative embellishments and mundane façades as markers of landscape consumption. Trudie Teijink works with digital imagery and drawing to create replications of patterns in nature. Location markers are absent, leaving the viewer to understand a sense of place as an abstract idea.

The Prescott Gallery Shop will feature prints by University of Nebraska, Lincoln undergraduate student Abbey Ahmed.


Home and Away: Landscapes from Nebraska and Beyond

February 6- 28, 2015

As part of PhotoFest 2015, Prescott Gallery is proud to present Home and Away: Landscapes from Nebraska and Beyond, an exhibition of photography by local artists Jan Christensen and Phil Perry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Professor of Art Dana Fritz, Assistant Professor of Art Walker Pickering, and undergraduate students Nathan Kathol, Alec Kaus, Ben McCain and Grant McMullen. 

Each artist photographs landscapes with attention to the specificity of place, time or atmospheric conditions.  Depicted locations include Nebraska, Chicago Botanic Gardens, the Teton Range, Oregon, British Columbia, and Myanmar among others.

Home and Away: Landscapes from Nebraska and Beyond will be open from February 6- 28, 2015 with a reception on February 7 from 5:00- 7:00pm.


Material Presence: Selections from the UNL MFA Program

November 8, 2014- January 30, 2015

Prescott Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition Material Presence: Selections from the UNL MFA Program featuring a selection of artwork by University of Nebraska – Lincoln Master of Fine Arts graduate students. The exhibition showcases a variety of material investigations from the hand-worked to the digital by artists chosen as representative of the areas of concentration in the UNL MFA program. Each work in the show draws attention to materiality through form, subject, process, and – quite literally – the material used.

Amanda Breitbach (photography), Stuart Gair (ceramics), Robert Hall (painting and drawing), Chadric Devin (photography), Bryon Hartley (sculpture), Qwist Joseph (ceramics), Colton Pedro (sculpture), Erin Schoenbeck (painting and drawing), Joyce Bingeman (printmaking), Gabrielle Valdez (painting), Michael Villarreal (painting), Stephanie Wright (printmaking)


Pop Up @ Prescott

December 6- 20, 2014

Prescott Gallery is proud to announce a pop up event in association with the College View Shops Holiday Open House on December 6, 2014.  Pop Up @ Prescott will feature artworks from the UNL Department of Art and Art History undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff.  Buyers will be able to purchase and take home artwork the same day.   Pop Up @ Prescott opened on December 6, 2014 and will continue through January 30, 2015.  Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 11:00am- 4:00pm.  There will be extended hours on December 6, 10:00am- 5:00pm.