Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Hot Mess Formalism

Hot Mess Formalism

Sheila Pepe

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha, Nebraska, USA 06/28/2018 – 09/15/2018

Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism examines how the artist often plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions of recognized or accepted forms of art-making. Because Pepe’s works are often site-dependent, there is a critical relationship to traditional boundaries of museum display that are essential to her sculptural practice. While personal and cultural narratives

Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism, organized by Phoenix Art Museum, curated by Gilbert Vicario; Installation image courtesy Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, June–September 2018; Photo: Colin Conces Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism, organized by Phoenix Art Museum, curated by Gilbert Vicario; Installation image courtesy Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, June–September 2018;

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, at Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, at Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, at Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska

By Melinda Kozel Omaha, Nebraska, USA 12/07/2017 – 02/24/2018

The Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts debuted Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly this last winter in Omaha, Nebraska. The exhibit, curated by Risa Puleo—the first to hold title as Curator-in-Residence at the Bemis Center—seeks to address the contemporary result of a long and woven history of movement, as

Salvador Jimenez-Flores, Nopales híbridos: An Imaginary World of a Rascuache-Futurism, 2017. Terra-cotta, porcelain, underglazes, gold luster and terra-cotta slip. 96 x 96 x 96 inches. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Colin Conces El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Bemis inauguró el invierno pasado en Omaha, Nebraska, Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the