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Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Andy Saladino
Main Address:
1419 S 13th Street
Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68108
Generator Space
1804 Vinton Street
Omaha, NE 68108

Sarah Hummel Jones: Artist Talk

2019 Amplify Arts Grant Recipient Sarah Hummel Jones uses a lexicon steeped in blipster culture and junk food to subtly code conversations about status and class in her ceramic-based work. She layers form, material, color, and texture to create expansive installations that become a pick and mix of multiples, composed with colorfully glazed gas station donuts, pizza slices, and chocolate chip cookies. The fact that most of these objects are virtually interchangeable in an exhibition context underscores the mechanics of a grab-and-go system of exchange spurred on by unchecked consumer capitalism. Each new transaction asks buyers to acknowledge the art world as a self-referential microcosm of social and economic class disparities with a wink and a smile.

Join Sarah for a deeper dive into her work as she discusses the evolution of her practice, her relationship to materials, and how she connects process to content.

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1419 S 13th Street
Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68108
United States


Friday, August 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm